The chapter is divided into three parts. The first contextualise drug trafficking in Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil presenting the relationship between its dynamics and the dynamics of the city. The second presents the experience of the Escape Routes program, an initiative of the Observatory of Favelas where it was possible to establish a systematic knowledge base on the involvement of children, adolescents and young people in drug trafficking, as well as to identify possible paths for prevention and creation of alternatives for these groups. Finally, we present a more focused analysis regarding the relationship that the young people linked to the trafficking networks maintain with the universe of illicit drugs. We conclude with some recommendations focused in integrative policies to address the scope of the questions brought.
|Translated title of the contribution||Young drug dealers’ social networks and their relationship with drugs. Reflections from Escape Routes programme.|
|Title of host publication||Adolescência Uso e abuso de drogas|
|Subtitle of host publication||Uma visão integrativa|
|Editors||Eroy Aparecida da Silva, Denise De Micheli|
|Place of Publication||S. Paulo, Brazil|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
- drugs of abuse
- Drug trafficking
- network support
Rodriguez, A., Fernandes, F., & De Sousa e Silva, J. (2011). Redes sociais de adolescentes e jovens trabalhando no tráfico de drogas e suas relações com as drogas. Reflexões a partir de aprendizados do programa Rotas de Fuga. In E. Aparecida da Silva, & D. De Micheli (Eds.), Adolescência Uso e abuso de drogas: Uma visão integrativa (pp. 337-356). Editora Fap-Unifesp.