Online illegal drug market Silk Road reduced violence, study claims
The dark web may have a silver lining, according to a pair of academics: A new class of geekier, less violent drug dealers.
A law professor and a professor of criminal science argue, in a paper released online, that by reducing physical contact between drug dealers—particularly between dealers and their suppliers—the Silk Road’s bustling Web-based narcotics trade may have prevented bloodshed that would have occurred in the street-level illegal drug market.
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