SOC229 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Addiction, Tea House

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Initial involvement in hldt high level drug trafficking. Apply learning, rational choice, anomie, and opportunity theories to hldt; Discuss motivational components involved in drug trafficking; Cultural transmission/differential association theory: trafficking is influenced by your street connections, learn the values(norms things you are supposed to or not supposed to do, rationalizations, m. o. of trafficking, also gain opportunities to traffic. Connections allow you to move up the ladder: 1. 36% at street level dealing, recruitment, activity seek out opportunity. Ethnic ties to make connections to traffic and ties in prison. In form of business proposal, low- risk, trust already established. Retail limited rationality (generally trying to sustain their own habits, already part of underground activity, have criminal ties. Their decision into entering hldt is limited, and bounded (bounded/limited rationality based on subjective understanding of decision) Unlike robbers, employed middle class backgrounds, opportunity for money: only 8 of 70 reported financial loss as a motivating factor for hldt.

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