In a continuation of its study of the impact of drugs on society, the Internat. Narcotics Control Board (INCB) begins by reviewing the relationship between drug abuse, crime & violence at the micro-level: characteristics & possible explanations; understanding drugs & crime; youth, gangs, drugs & violence; consequences & the way forward; responding to drugs, crime & violence at the micro-level: policy implications; & conclusion: considerations for intervention. Chapter II discusses Operations of the international drug control system. Chapter III presents an analysis of the world situation by region: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, & Oceania. Annexes: Regional groupings used in this report; & current membership of the INCB.Emafo, Philip D. is the author of 'Report Of The International Narcotics Control Board 2003', published 2004 under ISBN 9780756741037 and ISBN 0756741033.