Drug Mules: Women in the International Cocaine Trade

Drug Mules: Women in the International Cocaine Trade

by J. Fleetwood

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Drug Mules: Women in the International Cocaine Trade by J. Fleetwood

Winner of the British Society of Criminology Book Prize, 2015

Fleetwood explores how women become involved in trafficking, focusing on the lived experiences of women as drug mules. Offering theoretical insights from gender theory and transnational criminology, Fleetwood argues that women's participation in the drugs trade cannot be adequately understood through the lenses of either victimization or agency.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349444694
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Transnational Crime, Crime Control and Security
Edition description: 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jennifer Fleetwood is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Leicester, UK where she teaches on gender and crime. She is also part of the Gender and Justice Research Network at the University of Leicester and is a member of the Nordic narrative network.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Cartels and Cocaine Queens 2. Imagining Drug Trafficking: Mafias, Markets, Mules 3. What do Women Talk About When They Talk About Trafficking? 4. Who are the 'Traffickers'? 5. For Money and Love: Women's Narratives About Becoming Mules 6. Beginning Mule-work 7. Mule-work and Gender 8. Backing Out 9. Conclusion: Women's Offending in Global Context

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