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"Knarkrondellen" - En fallstudie om attraktiva narkotikahandelsplatser

Meyer, Fredrik LU (2016) SGEL36 20161
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
For some time now “Rondellen”, a roundabout just outside Folkets Park in Malmö, has been a place where drug transactions are taking place out in the open street. Buyers know that sellers will be there for a quick and easy transaction in a central part of Malmö. But why are the transactions taking place just there? A lot of people are passing by who can watch them trade or the police can come around at any time. It seems like an unsafe place for the people doing the illegal activities.

This thesis will investigate what the spatial factors that makes a place attractive as a sales location for narcotics are by looking at theories and prior research in both criminology and economic geography. By doing interviews with informants from... (More)
For some time now “Rondellen”, a roundabout just outside Folkets Park in Malmö, has been a place where drug transactions are taking place out in the open street. Buyers know that sellers will be there for a quick and easy transaction in a central part of Malmö. But why are the transactions taking place just there? A lot of people are passing by who can watch them trade or the police can come around at any time. It seems like an unsafe place for the people doing the illegal activities.

This thesis will investigate what the spatial factors that makes a place attractive as a sales location for narcotics are by looking at theories and prior research in both criminology and economic geography. By doing interviews with informants from different backgrounds and analyzing them together with the theory the thesis will try to identify the spatial factors that makes up why Rondellen has become an attractive place for doing drug transactions.

The study will show that the spatial factors that makes a place attractive as a sales location for narcotics are both physical and abstract. The topographic position in absolute space, the places’ spatial organization in the mental space and also how the socially produced space is divided between the social actors using the place are all explanations to why Rondellen is more attractive than other places as an attractive spot for drug transactions. (Less)
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author
Meyer, Fredrik LU
supervisor
organization
course
SGEL36 20161
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
space, place, crime, drug trade, Malmö
language
Swedish
id
8875078
date added to LUP
2016-06-03 12:33:52
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2016-06-03 12:33:52
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  abstract     = {For some time now “Rondellen”, a roundabout just outside Folkets Park in Malmö, has been a place where drug transactions are taking place out in the open street. Buyers know that sellers will be there for a quick and easy transaction in a central part of Malmö. But why are the transactions taking place just there? A lot of people are passing by who can watch them trade or the police can come around at any time. It seems like an unsafe place for the people doing the illegal activities.
 
This thesis will investigate what the spatial factors that makes a place attractive as a sales location for narcotics are by looking at theories and prior research in both criminology and economic geography. By doing interviews with informants from different backgrounds and analyzing them together with the theory the thesis will try to identify the spatial factors that makes up why Rondellen has become an attractive place for doing drug transactions.

The study will show that the spatial factors that makes a place attractive as a sales location for narcotics are both physical and abstract. The topographic position in absolute space, the places’ spatial organization in the mental space and also how the socially produced space is divided between the social actors using the place are all explanations to why Rondellen is more attractive than other places as an attractive spot for drug transactions.},
  author       = {Meyer, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {space,place,crime,drug trade,Malmö},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Knarkrondellen" - En fallstudie om attraktiva narkotikahandelsplatser},
  year         = {2016},
}