Self formed association of peers w mutual interests Identifiable leadership, lines of authority - specific purpose (typically illegal/territory oriented) ORGANIZATIONAL FORM
Group recognized by outsiders AND insiders with a high level of deviant behavior
INTERSTITIAL group facing conflict which creates "espirit de corps" but a comparative lack of internal structure NOT NECESSARILY ILLEGAL
3 Types of Research Done with STRIDE data
1. Estimating how responsive measures of use are to changes in price (X) 2. Estimating how responsive supply indicators are to changes in enforcement (purity, price/price markups) - (Y) 3. Developing a clearer absolute picture of drug use
Demand for drugs changes with a lag in response to changes in purity. Depends on how sensitive consumers are to changes in purity.
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