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Mental Models of the Drug Market Intervention Program

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Open air drug markets and the enforcement response have exacted a heavy toll on poor and minority neighborhoods by exacerbating the breakdown in community social control and removing large numbers of youth from the community. The Drug Market Initiative (DMI) is an innovative intervention for closing down open air drug markets and reducing crime. The DMI focuses on the police developing, or in many cases repairing, their relationship with affected communities. Implementation of the DMI relies on the participation of four linked stakeholder groups: the police, the local community, offenders and local social service providers. Although the DMI has demonstrated success in communities such as High Point, North Carolina and Rockford, Illinois, the theoretical mechanisms underlying these successes are unclear. To fill this knowledge gap, in the current paper we present mental models of stakeholder group’s perceptions of the program and the components of the intervention. Cognitive psychologists have used mental models as way to develop insight into how humans know, perceive, make decisions, and construct behavior in a variety of environments. Of particular interest is the stakeholder’s perception of the intervention, their role in the intervention and how the DMI affects them and their community. Theoretical and practical implications will be presented.
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Rivers, Louie. and McGarrell, Edmund. "Mental Models of the Drug Market Intervention Program" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 04, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p373592_index.html>

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Rivers, L. and McGarrell, E. , 2009-11-04 "Mental Models of the Drug Market Intervention Program" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p373592_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
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Abstract: Open air drug markets and the enforcement response have exacted a heavy toll on poor and minority neighborhoods by exacerbating the breakdown in community social control and removing large numbers of youth from the community. The Drug Market Initiative (DMI) is an innovative intervention for closing down open air drug markets and reducing crime. The DMI focuses on the police developing, or in many cases repairing, their relationship with affected communities. Implementation of the DMI relies on the participation of four linked stakeholder groups: the police, the local community, offenders and local social service providers. Although the DMI has demonstrated success in communities such as High Point, North Carolina and Rockford, Illinois, the theoretical mechanisms underlying these successes are unclear. To fill this knowledge gap, in the current paper we present mental models of stakeholder group’s perceptions of the program and the components of the intervention. Cognitive psychologists have used mental models as way to develop insight into how humans know, perceive, make decisions, and construct behavior in a variety of environments. Of particular interest is the stakeholder’s perception of the intervention, their role in the intervention and how the DMI affects them and their community. Theoretical and practical implications will be presented.


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