Credit and trust. Management of Network Ties in Illicit Drug Distribution
Kim Møller and Sveinung Sandberg has published an article in Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.
This study examines the use of credit, or “fronting,” in the illegal drug economy. We study how fronting affects transaction costs and insulates against law enforcement in drug distribution networks and what role fronting plays in the management of interpersonal network ties. The emphasis is on the cooperative dimension of credits.
The article can be found here.