Annotated Bibliography TJ

Cohen, Sharon. "Dark Side of ND's Oil Boom: Meth, Heroin, Cartels _ All Part of Growing Drug Trade." Fox News. FOX News Network, 12 Apr. 2014. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.

In this article the author talks about how drug dealing is a huge problem in North Dakota. And how it has always been some what of a problem like it is everywhere, but since the oil boom in North Dakota it has grown almost completely out of control. There are a lot of violent gangs there now that are made up of a lot of newcomers. One of the gangs there call themselves "The Family" and they ended up getting caught and one of the men in the gang had an arsenal of 22 weapons. So with all the good the oil boom has brought it has also brought a bad side with the growing trade in meth, cocaine, heroin, marijuana and cartels. The police force in these small towns are struggling to keep up with the crime. Calls for police assistance has multiplied almost 100 times in just a 5 year period. She talks about how dealers and drugs are surfacing in all kinds of places while Mexican cartels are starting to make their way into towns in North Dakota and they are using anyway possible to do it, like putting liquid meth into windshield wiper reservoirs. So with all the drugs and crime federal prosecutions in the western half of North Dakota has nearly tripled.

This article was published on April 12, 2014. The article has not been updated or revised since it was published but it isn't even a year old yet. Older sources will work somewhat but more current the better and there are no links with this article. The information relates to my topic a lot and the intended audience is the general public with the information being very easy to understand and I have looked at a lot of sources. The author is Sharon Cohen, she is a Chicago based national reporter and she can be contacted at||nehocs. The information in this article comes from Fox News Network. The article is supported with lots of evidence. The purpose is to inform. The information is fact.

I thought this article was very interesting. I really enjoyed how the author explained many stories of how bad it truly is in the oil fields. She did a very good job supporting her stories with facts. This article will really help get my point across that something needs to change to help improve the safety and security in the oil fields.

"Rising Crime in Bakken Region Leads FBI to Open North Dakota Office." Indian Country Today Media 15 Nov. 14. Web. 19 Feb. 2015.

In this article they talk about how the police force is under tasked and they need help. The population is growing to fast to keep up with because of the small number of policemen they have. And they talk about how its not just the number of crimes that are getting worse, the severity of the crimes are getting worse because there isn't just drugs and violence there is also human trafficking. So with all of this going on in the article there is talk about the FBI coming to help by putting and FBI office in the Bakken oil field region.

This article is very recent it was published November 14, 2014. The information has not be updated since it was published. There are a few links in this article and they all work. This information relates to my topic and the intended audience is the general public and the information is easy to understand. The authors I believe are the ICTMN Staff (Indian Country Today Media Network). They are qualified to write on this topic. The information is supported by evidence. The language seems to be unbiased and the purpose is to inform. The point of view seems to be objective.

This article will be a good source and it has good information about my topic because the information comes from the authorities from North Dakota that experience and see what is happening out there.

Nienaber, Georgianne. "Murder, Mayhem and Mexican Mafia Stalk the Bakken Oil Fields." The Huffington Post., 24 Jan. 14. Web. 19 Feb. 2015.

This article talks about a series of murders intimidation that all stem from the same person and it talks about how one missing person to the next are connected. This article shows how not only is crime affecting people from the huge rise in drug use and dealing, people are also being hurt or killed for land rights to get the oil. They found that after they started to dig into the first murders deeper it started to unravel a bunch of missing people and other people that were involved in all this crime. And it talks about how the oil patch is turning into a killing field.

This article is very current it was posted January 24, 2014 and was updated on March 26, 2014 and it has a lot of links that are all functional. The attended audience is the public and their purpose is to inform people just how bad the oil fields can get. The author of this article is Georgianne Nienaber. He is a writer and author. You can contact him through email, twitter or facebook. The information comes from police records of the crimes and some people that were involved. this information has evidence. This information seems to be fact and is intended to inform the public and keep them up to date on what is happening in the oil fields

This article is going to be a good addition to the list of sources I already have. There is a lot of good information in this article and the links in the article have a lot of good information that goes along with it. For one example, one of the link has the affidavits that were filed for the crime and I found that really interesting.

Archbold, Carol A., Thorvald Tod Dahle, and Rachel Jordan. "Policing the patch: An examination of the impact of the oil boom on small town policing and crime in western North Dakota." North Dakota State University: Author (2013).

In this article the author starts their article off by talking about how the “oil boom” has played a huge part in the problems that North Dakota is facing now. This articles main focus is a study that looks at how the increase in population resulting from the oil boom: affects how the police officers conduct their work, influences police officer stress and job satisfaction, impacts police officers perceptions of their communities, and many other things. The findings for the research came that the rapid population growth resulting form the oil boom has affected policing and crime in western North Dakota. At the end of the article, the author ends by concluding that as the population in western North Dakota continues to increase in the years ahead, changes will continue also.

This article was published in 2013. This article was written by Carol A. Archbold PhD, who can be reached by email: ude.usdn|dlobhcra.lorac#ude.usdn|dlobhcra.lorac. There are no links in the article. The attended audience is the public, and anyone who knows about the oil fields in North Dakota. The information in the article is related to my topic because it is about the struggles that the oil boom has brought the towns, cops, and the public. The purpose of this article was to inform the public about the hardships that North Dakota is being faced with.

This article was eye opening to me. It amazes me all the crime that goes on in the oil fields. I think that the author did a great job talking about with North Dakota is being faced with right now, and how they are trying to improve things over there. This article will really help me with my research on the impact of the oil fields, and what North Dakota is really going through.

The Associated Press. "North Dakota's Oil Boom No Boon to Struggling Cops." <i>NY Daily News</i>. 24 Jan. 2015. Web. 25 Feb. 2015.

This article is about how cops in North Dakota are having trouble keep up with all the crime that is happening because of the oil boom. The author starts off the article by telling a short story of a local police officer spotted a license plate from Sinaloa, Mexico. Only a few years ago, it was unheard of to see something like that in North Dakota. Not to mention that that particular license was from one of the world’s most violent drug cartels. Later in the article, the author explains to the readers that because it is such a hectic pace in the Bakkens, the officers are having a hard time keeping employees. The officers are getting burnt out from all of the crime they are responsible for keeping up with. At the end of the article, the author closes with a quote that says, “It’s extremely frustrating. I never believed we would be facing some of the issues we’re facing now…The times have changed for those of use living in rural America…We absolutely have a lot of the same problems that inner cities have. We just have to deal with them.”

This article was written by The Associated Press. It was published on January 24, 2015. It is a very current article. There were no links in this article. This information relates to my topic because it is about how the crime in North Dakota is affecting the officers. The purpose of this article is to inform.

This article was enjoyable to read. I like how the author had great supports with her article. She did a very good job with her sources by talking to local cops and getting their stories. I think this will be very good information for my research.

CTMN Staff. "Crime & Drug Trafficking Threatening to Overwhelm the Bakken. Indian Country. Today Media Network, 10 July 2014. Web. 24 Feb. 2015.

This article is about how crime and drug trafficking is threatening the Bakken oil fields. There has been a dramatic rise in crime in the Bakken oil-producing region. The author goes on to talk how the county Sheriff argues that the Drug Enforcement Agency is “invisible” in western North Dakota. Towards the end of the article, the author goes on to talk about how the conditions are unsafe in the Bakken and that female residents wish to ban “man-camps” to put a stop to rap and abuse.

This article was published on July 7, 2014. An ICTMN Staff member wrote it. The links in the article all work, and were helpful in understanding more about what the author was talking about. This article is pretty current, so it has not yet been revised. The information in this article relates to my topic because it talks about the crime that is in the Bakken oil fields. The purpose of this article is to inform the reader.

This article was very interesting. The author did a great job informing the reader about the many crime and drug related problems that are currently going on in the Bakken’s. I think that this article will help me with continuing my research about how crime is taking over the Bakken oil fields.

Ellis, Blake. "America's Boomtown: Crime Soars in North Dakota Oil Boomtown." CNNMoney. Cable News Network, 26 Oct. 2011. Web. 25 Feb. 2015.

In this article the author talks about how the local police forces are getting over whelmed by the rapid population growth and how everything they do is reactive to a crime but they are trying to get to a point where they can prevent the crime. She also talks how they are not just over whelmed with the number of people growing in the town but the number of calls to 9-1-1. In The last year the number of calls have more than tripled. Later on in the article, the author talks about sex trafficking and prostitution rings and how they are getting more and more serious and how things even as small as alcohol related incidents are going through the roof. The lack of housing has been a huge driver for the increase in violence. The author finishes her article by stating that before the boom, reports of rape were rare. Now they occur once a week in Williston.

This article was published on October 26, 2011. The article was written by Blake Ellis and was published through CNN Money. The links that were present in the article worked. This article relates to my topic because it is talking about how crime has increase rapidly in the oil fields due to the boom. The purpose of this article is to inform the readers of the problems that are going on in North Dakota.

This article was very interesting. I liked how the author used great resources to really show the readers how the rapid growth has affected North Dakota. This article is really going to help me with my research because it does a great job at showing real peoples stories and how the oil boom is affecting them.

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