Child Criminal Exploitation: and County Lines drugs distribution: Understanding the impact of Covid-19. Report

Date

2022-04-22

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University of Nottingham

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Technical Report

Peer reviewed

No

Abstract

In March 2020, restrictions on movement and social contact were imposed across the UK following the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Many legitimate businesses either closed their doors entirely or made changes to enable their employees to work from home. Media reports also began to circulate suggesting that the illicit drugs trade was also making alternative arrangements for the supply of illegal drugs.

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child criminal exploitation, drug supply, law enforcement, safeguarding, covid-19

Citation

Brewster, B., Robinson, R., Silverman, B., and Walsh, D. (2022).Child Criminal Exploitation: and County Lines drugs distribution: Understanding the impact of Covid-19. Report

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Research Institute

Centre for Law, Justice and Society