Estimating Spatial Displacement of Drug Dealing in Response to Street Level Drug Enforcement: The Effect of Varying Risk Settings

Piyusha Singh, University at Albany

ABSTRACT
This analysis investigates geographic displacement effects in street level drug dealing that occur in response to police interventions. In an important departure from prior research I examine wehther varying risk settings in target and displacement areas affect displacement activity. land use and population attributes are used to characterize the risk settings in likely displacement areas. These measures of risk are used to explicity examine whether areas with high risk are more likely to facilitate displacement than those with low risk. The analysis also explicitly models the dynamics of displacement effects to examine how soon after an inmtervention displacement effects occur and how long they last.

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