Modeling the impact of government controlled factors on the illegal drug trafficking supply chain

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Ortiz, Felipe
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Sharkey, Thomas C.
Chan, Wai Kin (Victor)
Willemain, Thomas R.
Issue Date
2016-12
Keywords
Systems engineering and technology management
Degree
MEng
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Abstract
In this thesis, a simulation is constructed to model the illegal drug supply chain interactions with user networks, law enforcement networks, and rehabilitation networks at the city level with the aim to gain insight as to the effects of state-level government resource allocation. The majority of the policy surrounding the drug markets has been aiming at reducing the supply side of the illegal drug market, where our model is capable of analyzing both policies aimed at reducing the supply side and policies aimed at reducing the demand side. The model built incorporates the street level interactions between the aforementioned entities and tests the effects of changes in government controlled resources.
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December 2016
School of Engineering
Department
Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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