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Global Drug Enforcement Practical Investigative Techniques by Gregory D. Lee

Global Drug Enforcement Practical Investigative Techniques

Part of the Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations Series
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Global Drug Enforcement Practical Investigative Techniques by Gregory D. Lee

It's a national epidemic and an international conspiracy. Drugs have infested our society with a vengeance, making the drug enforcement agent a central figure in the war on drugs. International training teams of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have traditionally taught the special skills required by all drug agents. Until now, there has never been a book for public consumption devoted strictly to this specialized field of criminal investigation. Global Drug Enforcement: Practical Investigative Techniques provides basic and advanced methods for conducting modern drug investigations. With coverage of source countries, drug identification, conspiracy investigations, clandestine laboratories, drug intelligence, and money laundering, the book includes the topics that every detective assigned to a drug investigation unit must know. The chapter on drug identification discusses the drugs that all law enforcement officers are likely to encounter including heroin, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, PCP, and the emerging club drugs of Ecstasy, GHB, and Ketamine. A glossary of common terms used in drug enforcement and chapters on the nexus between drugs and terrorism provide additional insight. Based on the training and experiences of a recently retired Supervisory Special Agent of the DEA who was a former instructor for DEA's Office of Training at the FBI Academy, this book provides domestic and international agencies with a comprehensive reference on contemporary drug enforcement. It greatly expands on many of the topics that DEA employees receive in their training and covers the areas that investigators need to understand in order to conduct safe and effective drug operations.


Drawing on 30 years of experience in law enforcement, Gregory Lee has written a definitive work on criminal drug investigations. Documentation is airtight. Citation to other works is solid as well. This well-presented book would be an ideal text for students, aspiring investigators, and trainees. - Security Management Magazine Greg Lee has produced the textbook on drug enforcement operations. The book's style is easy to read, and the author's real world experience should put it on the top shelf in every narcotics unit's library. I strongly recommend this book to anyone involved in the field of narcotics enforcement, be they agent, detective, or supervisor. - Gary Edgington, Special Agent Supervisor, California Department of Justice, and Former CA Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement Agent This book is groundbreaking and brings to both the law enforcement officer and the student a single-source text that deals with this topic in the most complete fashion we've seen to date. - Stanley L. Sniff, Jr., Chief Deputy, Riverside County (CA) Sheriff's Department; Commander of Western Riverside County Field Operations Universal in scope, straight-forward in approach, written in terms easily comprehended by both novices and those experienced in police work, domestic or foreign; this text is a credible and valuable primer for introduction to this specialized area of crime and enforcement. - Mary A. Turner, Chief, International Training, Drug Enforcement Administration (Ret)

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Publication date

27th October 2003


Gregory D. Lee

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Lewis Publishers,U.S. an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


Contains 38 Hardbacks
440 pages


Crime & criminology



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