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Drug Markets

NIJ funds projects to increase the field's understanding of the dynamics of drug production and distribution in markets. Drug markets in public spaces usually attract additional threats to the community, such as gun violence, robbery, vandalism, disorderly conduct and prostitution.

Law enforcement seeks to interrupt and obstruct drug markets in a variety of ways, including:

Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime, FY 2019

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NIJ supports rigorous applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for State, tribal, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies that address drug trafficking, drug markets, and drug-related violence. The research focus of this solicitation is criminal investigation, prosecution, drug intelligence, and community surveillance relevant to narcotics law enforcement, forensic science, and/or medicolegal death investigation.

NIJ FY18 Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime

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NIJ's drugs and crime portfolio supports research on law enforcement efforts to deter, investigate, prosecute, and address illegal drug trafficking, markets, and use. This FY2018 solicitation seeks investigator-initiated proposals to conduct applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for State, local and tribal jurisdictions. The two drug priorities are: 1) opioid-related criminal investigation, prosecution, drug intelligence, and community surveillance; and 2) illegal marijuana markets and drug-related violent crime.

Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime

Closing Date

NIJ is seeking investigator-initiated proposals to conduct research that examines criminal justice tools, protocols, and policies concerning drug trafficking, markets and use, and the effects of drug legalization and decriminalization on law enforcement, applicable to State, tribal and local jurisdictions. Proposals must address one of two criminal justice activities: drug intelligence and community surveillance, or criminal investigation and prosecution.