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  1. Newly in! 9 items
    1. World Drug Report 2018 - Executive Summary: Conclusions and Policy Implications - UNODC 2018

      Document  Pdf available via the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) website

    2. World Drug Report 2018 - Global Overview of Drug Demand and Supply: Latest trends, cross-cutting issues - UNODC 2018

      Document  Pdf available via the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) website

    3. World Drug Report 2018 - Analysis Of Drug Markets: Opiates, cocaine, cannabis, synthetic drugs - UNODC 2018

      Document  Pdf available via the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) website

    4. World Drug Report 2018 - Drugs And Age: Drugs and associated issues among young people and older people - UNODC 2018

      Document  Pdf available via the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) website

    5. World Drug Report 2018 - Women And Drugs: Drug use, drug supply and their consequences - UNODC 2018

      Document  Pdf available via the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) website

    6. The politics of drugs: perceptions, power and policies - Susanne MacGregor 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book  Available as a Springer ebook

    7. Framing drug use: bodies, space, economy and crime - John L. Fitzgerald 2015

      Book  Also available as an Ebook Library ebook.

  2. Key Texts 5 items
    1. Illicit drugs: use and control - Barton, Adrian 2003

      Book  Also available as an ebsco ebook

    2. Illicit drugs: use and control - Barton, Adrian 2011

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook

    3. Drugs in Britain: supply, consumption and control - Simpson, Mark, Shildrick, Tracy, MacDonald, Robert 2007

      Book 

    4. Illegal leisure revisited: changing patterns of alcohol and drug use in adolescents and young adults - Aldridge, Judith, Measham, Fiona, Williams, Lisa, Parker, Howard J. 2011

      Book  Also available as a Dawson e-book.

  3. Lecture 1: Introduction, Defining Drugs, Drug Myths 15 items
    1. Ecstasy Deaths - Russell Newcombe

      Webpage  Available via the Obsolete website

    2. The Rise and Fall of Solvents Panic - Richard Ives

      Article  Available as a pdf from the DrugScope website

    3. Illicit drugs: use and control - Barton, Adrian 2003

      Book  Also available as an ebsco ebook. See Chapter 2: 'An historical overview of the social construction of the British "drug problem"' 6-25

    4. Moral panics: the social construction of deviance - Erich Goode, Nachman Ben-Yehuda 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    5. Moral Panics - Erich Goode, Nachman Ben-Yehuda 2011

      Book 

    6. MORAL PANICS AND THE MEDIA - Chas Critcher 2003

      Book 

    7. Folk Devils and Moral Panics - Stanley Cohen 2014

      Book 

    8. Moral panics in the contemporary world 2013

      Book  Also available as an EBL ebook. Read chapter 6 (on mephedrone)

  4. Seminar 1: Myths and stereotypes 1 item
    You can also find it in the 'Seminars' folder under 'Course Content' in Blackboard.
  5. Lecture 2: Trends in Substance Use 22 items
    1. The SAGE Handbook of Drug and Alcohol Studies 2017

      Book  See Chapter 26 Williams and Askew 'Maturing on a High' for an analysis of drug trends in England and Wales, the US and Australia 447-468.. Note that this is held in the 'Social Sciences Approach' volume (of two)

    2. YOUNG PEOPLE AND DRUGS - European Commission 2014

      Document 

    3. Drug harms in the UK: a multicriteria decision analysis - David J Nutt, Leslie A King, Lawrence D Phillips 11/2010

      Article 

    4. Alcohol consumption Factsheet - Institute of Alcohol Studies 2013

      Document 

    5. Drugs in Britain: supply, consumption and control - Simpson, Mark, Shildrick, Tracy, MacDonald, Robert 2007

      Book  See Chapter 2: Newcombe, R. 'Trends in the Prevalence of Illicit Drug Use in Britain' 13-38

    6. Illegal leisure revisited: changing patterns of alcohol and drug use in adolescents and young adults - Aldridge, Judith, Measham, Fiona, Williams, Lisa, Parker, Howard J. 2011

      Book  Also available as a Dawson e-book. Read Chapter 1

    7. Drugs in Britain: supply, consumption and control - Simpson, Mark, Shildrick, Tracy, MacDonald, Robert 2007

      Book  See Chapter 4: Seddon, T. 'The Hardest Drug? Trends in Heroin Use in Britain' 60-95. Also available as a digitised reading - see next entry

    8. The Hardest Drug? Trends in Heroin Use in Britain - Toby Seddon

      Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

  6. Seminar 2 - Has Drug Use Been Subject to Moral Panic? 4 items
    1. Moral panics: the social construction of deviance - Goode, Erich, Ben-Yehuda, Nachman 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book  Available as a Dawson ebook. See Chapter 11: 'Drug Abuse Panics' 197-217

    2. Moral panics: the social construction of deviance - Goode, Erich, Ben-Yehuda, Nachman 1994

      Book  See Chapter 12: 'The American Drug Panic of the 1980s' 205-223. Also available as a digitised reading - see next entry

    3. The American Drug Panic of the 1980s - Erich Goode

      Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

  7. Lecture 3: The evolution of drug markets 15 items
    1. International Journal of Drug Policy 2016

      Journal  Special Issue dedicated to Drug Cryptomarkets edited by Monica J. Barratt and Judith Aldridge. Search the contents page of the journal for relevant papers. The editorial is below.

    2. Mephedrone: still available and twice the price - Adam Winstock, Luke Mitcheson, John Marsden 11/2010

      Article 

  8. Seminar 3 - The evolution of drug markets 1 item
    1. Middle Market Drug Distribution (Home Office Research Study 227) - Geoffrey Pearson, Dick Hobbs 2001

      Document  Available as a pdf from the LSE eprints website. Read only pages 13-16

  9. Lecture 4: Sociological Explanations of Substance Use 11 items
    1. Drugs in American Society - Erich Goode 2014

      Book  See Chapters 3 & 4 for theories

    2. The normalisation thesis – 20 years later - Amy Eloise Pennay, Fiona Catherine Measham 03/05/2016

      Article  This is the introduction to a special issue of Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy with several papers applying the normalisation concept. Below is one by Lisa Williams. You can search the journal for others that you might want to read.

    3. Chilling out: the cultural politics of substance consumption, youth and drug policy - Blackman, Shane J. 2004

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary e-book. See Chapter 5: "Drug normalization: a historical and contemporary critique" 127-147

    4. Drugs: cultures, controls and everyday life - South, Nigel 1999

      Book  See Newburn, T. and Shiner, M. 'Taking Tea with Noel: the place and meaning of drug use in everyday life' 139-159

    5. Illicit drugs: use and control - Barton, Adrian 2011

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook. See Chapter 1: 'British society and illicit drug use: historical perspectives' 1-23 and/or Chapter 2: 'Measuring the 'problem': drug use in contemporary Britain 23-41

    6. The American drug scene - Inciardi, James A., McElrath, Karen 2000

      Book  See Chapter 3: Hirsch, M., Conforti, R.W, and Graney, C.J. et al 'The Use of Marijuana for Pleasure: a replication of Howard Becker's Study of Marijuana Use' 27-35. Also available as a digitised reading - see next entry

    7. The Use of Marijuana for Pleasure: a replication of Howard Becker's Study of Marijuana Use - Michael L. Hirsch , Randall W. Conforti, Carolyn J. Graney

      Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

    8. Drugs and Popular Culture: Drugs, Media and Identity in Contemporary Society - Manning, Paul 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book  Available as a MyiLibrary ebook. See Chapter 1 'An introduction to the theoretical approaches and research traditions' 7-28

  10. Seminar 4 - Has drug use become normalised in Britain? 2 items
    1. Illegal leisure revisited: changing patterns of alcohol and drug use in adolescents and young adults - Aldridge, Judith, Measham, Fiona, Williams, Lisa, Parker, Howard J. 2011

      Book  Also available as a Dawson e-book. See the last chapter (7): 'Towards the Normalisation of Recreational Drug Use'

  11. Lecture 5: Biological and Psychological theories of Drug Use, Drug Treatment and Recovery 20 items
    1. Drugs in American society - Erich Goode 2015

      Book  See Chapter 6: 'Theories of Drug Use' 47-72. Also available as a digitised reading - see next entry

    2. Theories of Drug Use - Erich Goode

      Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

    3. The meaning of addiction: compulsive experience and its interpretation - Peele, Stanton c1985

      Book  See Chapter 3: Peele, S. and Alexander, B.K. 'Theories of Addiction' 47-72. Also available as a digitised reading - see next entry

    4. Theories of Addiction - Stanton Peele, Bruce K. Alexander

      Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access This is also available free on the internet here: http://www.peele.net/lib/moa3.php

    5. Drugs and society - Hanson, Glen, Venturelli, Peter J., Fleckenstein, Annette E. c2012

      Book  See Chapter 2: Hanson, G., Venturelli, P.J. and Fleckenstein, A.E. 'Explaining Drug Use and Abuse' 53-92. Also available as a digitised reading - see next entry

    6. Explaining Drug Use and Abuse - Glen Hanson, Peter Venturelli, Annette E Fleckenstein

      Chapter  Digitised Reading - Restricted access to students on the course - University username and password required for access

    7. Drugs in American society - Goode, Erich c2005

      Book  See Chapter 3: 58-66

    8. Drugs in American society - Erich Goode 2015

      Book 

    9. The American drug scene - Inciardi, James A., McElrath, Karen 2000

      Book  Reprints the above as Chapter 2: Lindesmith, A.R. 'A sociological theory of drug addiction' 14-26

    10. Addiction and Life Course (NAD PUBLIKATION Nr 44 - NVC) - Pia Rosenqvist, Jan Blomqvist , Anja Koski-Jännes, Leif Öjesjö 2004

      Webpage  See Alexander, Bruce K. 'A historical analysis of addiction' 11 - 27. Pdf available via the Nordic Council for Alcohol and Drug Research website

    11. Recovery and Straw Men: An Analysis of the Objections Raised to the Transition to a Recovery Model in UK Addiction Services - David Best, Stephen Bamber, Alison Battersby, Mark Gilman 09/11/2010

      Article  Made available by the author on the blog on the 'Wired In To Recovery' website.

    12. Digesting The Evidence - David Best

      Webpage  Pdf available via the Scottish Drugs Recovery Consortium website. If direct link proves problematic go to overall website (http://www.sdrconsortium.org) - see next entry and search from there

    13. Tackling addiction: pathways to recovery - Yates, Rowdy, Malloch, Margaret S. 2010

      Book  Also available as a Dawson ebook. See Chapter 6: Gilman, M. and Yates, R. 'NW ROIS: Recovery Oriented Integrated Systems in North West England' 84-95

  12. Seminar 5 - Should heroin be prescribed to heroin users? 2 items
    1. Role Reversal - Mike Ashton, John Witton

      Webpage  Available as a pdf from the Findings website

  13. Lecture 6: The Spice Phenomenon: From the streets to the prisons 19 items
    1. New Psychoactive Substances Briefing for Professionals - Manchester Health and Care Commissioning 2017

      Document 

    2. Intersections in (New) drug research - Caroline Chatwin, Shane Blackman, Kate Louise O’Brien 04/07/2018

      Article  See also other articles in this special issue

    3. New drugs, new directions? Research priorities for new psychoactive substances and human enhancement drugs - Caroline Chatwin, Fiona Measham, Kate O’Brien, Harry Sumnall 02/2017

      Article  See at least the introduction and 'Adding Spice to the Porridge'

  14. Seminar 6: Responding to Spice 1 item
    1. Spice Is The Most Misunderstood Drug On The Market Today - Francesca Donovan 2018

      Webpage  Read the article and watch the documentary

  15. Lecture 7: The crime connection and policing the drugs 'problem' 20 items
    1. Alternate policing strategies: Cost-effectiveness of cautioning for cannabis offences - Marian Shanahan, Caitlin Elizabeth Hughes, Tim McSweeney, Beth Ann Griffin 03/2017

      Article 

    2. Handbook of policing - Tim Newburn 2008

      Book  Also available as a Dawson ebook. See Chapter 19: Lee, M. and South, N. "Drugs Policing" 497-521

    3. Pathways through opiate use and offending: A systematic review - Karen P. Hayhurst, Matthias Pierce, Matthew Hickman, Toby Seddon 01/2017

      Article 

    4. Tough choices: risk, security and the criminalization of drug policy - Toby Seddon, Lisa Williams, Robert Ralphs c2012

      Book  Also available as an OUP ebook

    5. Drugs in Britain: supply, consumption and control - Simpson, Mark, Shildrick, Tracy, MacDonald, Robert 2007

      Book  See Chapter 6: McSweeney, T., Hough, M. and Turnbull, P.J. 'Drugs and Crime: Exploring the Links' 95-107

  16. Seminar 7 - Drugs and Crime 1 item
    1. The Numbers in Black and White: Ethnic Disparities in the Policing of Drugs in England and Wales

      Document  If you don't have time to read all of this report, read the executive summary, chapters 3 and 5, and the conclusion

  17. Lecture 8: Adult recreational drug use 9 items
    1. Responsible and controlled use: Older cannabis users and harm reduction - Nicholas Lau, Paloma Sales, Sheigla Averill, Fiona Murphy 08/2015

      Article 

    2. Changing lives, changing drug journeys: drug taking decisions from adolescence to adulthood - Lisa Williams 2013

      Book  See Chapter 2 'Theorizing decisions about drug taking'

    3. Illegal leisure revisited: changing patterns of alcohol and drug use in adolescents and young adults - Judith Aldridge, Fiona Measham, Lisa Williams, Howard J. Parker 2011

      Book  Also available as a Dawson e-book. See Chapter 6 'Journeys: Becoming Users of Drugs

    4. Drug use and social change: the distortion of history - Michael Shiner c2009

      Book  Also available as an Ebook Library ebook.

  18. Seminar 8 - Should Drugs Be Legalised? 2 items
    1. Regulating Global Drug Problems (RegNet Research Paper No. 2013/6) - Toby Seddon 2011

      Document  Available via the SSRN Website. Read all of Toby's piece about transaction costs and market friction

  19. Lecture 9: Drug Cultures: Rave, chemsex and steroids 26 items
    1. Dancing on drugs: risk, health and hedonism in the British club scene - Measham, Fiona, Parker, Howard J., Aldridge, Judith 2001

      Book  See Chapter 2

    2. Club cultures: music, media and subcultural capital - Thornton, Sarah 1995

      Book  See Chapter 4:

    3. Drugs: cultures, controls and everyday life - South, Nigel 1999

      Book  See Shapiro, H. 'Dances with Drugs: Pop Music, Drugs and Youth Culture'

    4. Chilling out: the cultural politics of substance consumption, youth and drug policy - Blackman, Shane J. 2004

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary e-book. See Chapter 4: "Youth subcultural theory; deviance, resistance, identity and drugs" 104-126. Also available as a digitised reading - see next entry

    5. UK drugs unlimited: new research and policy lessons on illicit drug use - Parker, Howard J., Egginton, Roy, Aldridge, Judith 2001

      Book  Also available as a Dawson ebook. See Measham, F. et al. 'Unstoppable? Dance drug use in the UK club scene'

    6. What is chemsex and why does it matter? - Hannah McCall, Naomi Adams, David Mason, Jamie Willis 03/11/2015

      Article 

  20. Seminar 9 - Essay (1) 0 items
    No reading.
  21. Lecture 10: Legalisation 17 items
    1. Toward a Safer Drug Policy: Challenges and opportunities arising from 'legal highs' - All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform 13/01/2013

      Webpage  An all-party parliamentary report discussing the emergence and use of new psychoactive drugs. Read pages 16-25 only

    2. Between politics and reason: the drug legalization debate - Goode, Erich 1997

      Book  See Chapter 5: 'Strange Bedfellows: ideology, politics and the drug legalization debate' 55-72. Also available online - see next entry

    3. The drug legalization debate - Inciardi, James A. c1999

      Book  Also available as a Dawson ebook

    4. Middle Market Drug Distribution (Home Office Research Study 227) - Geoffrey Pearson, Dick Hobbs 2001

      Document  Available as a pdf from the LSE eprints website..

    5. Drug war heresies: learning from other vices, times, and places - Robert J. MacCoun, Peter Reuter 2001

      Book  Also available as a CUP ebook. See Chapter 4: 'Philosophical Underpinnings' 55-71

    6. Transform: Getting Drugs Under Control

      Website  Charitable think tank that campaigns for the legal regulation of drugs both in the UK and internationally.

    7. After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation

      Webpage  You can download the English version of Transform's 'Blueprint' here, and then read just the executive summary. (Although read more if you like, it's very interesting; and will be very useful reading for many of your essays.)

    8. After the War on Drugs: Tools for the Debate

      Webpage  Available as a downloadable pdf from the Transform Drug Policy Foundation website.

    9. Zero Base Policy - Madsen Pirie 2009

      Webpage  Available as a pdf from the Adam Smith Research Institute. See Chapter 5: 27-32

    10. Drug Information - Legalisation

      Webpage  Available via the DrugScope website

  22. Seminar 10 - Essay (2) 0 items
    No reading.
  23. Additional Reading 39 items
    1. New psychoactive substances review: report of the expert panel 2014

      Document  Available via the Gov.Uk Website. Read the Definition on page 7 and 7-17 (Chapter 2) of the Expert Panel

    2. The Use of Mephedrone (M-cat, Meow) in Middlesbrough - Russell Newcombe 2009

      Webpage  Available as a pdf from the Lifeline website

    3. What should be done about mephedrone? - Adam R Winstock, John Marsden, Luke Mitcheson 23/03/2010

      Article 

    4. Illegal leisure revisited: changing patterns of alcohol and drug use in adolescents and young adults - Aldridge, Judith, Measham, Fiona, Williams, Lisa, Parker, Howard J. 2011

      Book  Also available as a Dawson e-book.

    5. Illicit drugs: use and control - Barton, Adrian 2003

      Book  Also available as an ebsco ebook

    6. Spice: The Bird Killer - User Voice 2016

      Document 

    7. Drugs and crime - Philip Bean 2008

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary ebook

    8. Understanding drugs, alcohol and crime - Bennett, Trevor 2005

      Book 

    9. Chilling out: the cultural politics of substance consumption, youth and drug policy - Blackman, Shane J. 2004

      Book  Also available as a MyiLibrary e-book.

    10. Moral panics and the media - Critcher, Chas 2003

      Book 

    11. The myth of addiction - Davies, John Booth 1997

      Book 

    12. Traffickers: drug markets and law enforcement - Dorn, Nicholas, Murji, Karim, South, Nigel 1992

      Book 

    13. Drugs and money: managing the drug trade and crime-money in Europe - Duyne, P. C. van, Levi, Michael 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book  Available as a MyiLibrary ebook

    14. Alcohol: the ambiguous molecule - Edwards, Griffith 2000

      Book 

    15. Moral panics: the social construction of deviance - Goode, Erich, Ben-Yehuda, Nachman 1994

      Book 

    16. Ecstasy and the rise of the chemical generation - Hammersley, Richard, Khan, Furzana, Ditton, Jason 2002

      Book 

    17. Learning to smoke: tobacco use in the West - Hughes, Jason 2003

      Book 

    18. Legalize this!: the case for decriminalizing drugs - Husak, Douglas N. 2002

      Book 

    19. Dancing on drugs: risk, health and hedonism in the British club scene - Measham, Fiona, Aldridge, Judith, Parker, Howard J. 2001

      Book 

    20. UK drugs unlimited: new research and policy lessons on illicit drug use - Parker, Howard J., Aldridge, Judith, Egginton, Roy 2001

      Book  ebook on order July 2106

    21. Illegal leisure: the normalization of adolescent recreational drug use - Parker, Howard J., Aldridge, Judith, Measham, Fiona 1998

      Book 

    22. A history of drugs: drugs and freedom in the liberal age - Seddon, Tony, 1965- 2010

      Book  Also available as a Dawson ebook

    23. Tough choices: risk, security and the criminalization of drug policy - Seddon, Toby, Williams, Lisa, Ralphs, Robert c2012

      Book  Also available as an OUP ebook

    24. Drugs in Britain: supply, consumption and control - Simpson, Mark, Shildrick, Tracy, MacDonald, Robert 2007

      Book 

    25. The heroin users - Stewart, Tam 1987

      Book 

    26. Out of it: a cultural history of intoxication - Walton, Stuart c2002

      Book 

    27. The drugtakers: the social meaning of drug use - Young, Jock 1971

      Book 

  24. Miscellany 32 items
    1. Illicit drugs: use and control - Barton, Adrian 2003

      Book 

    2. History today

      Journal  See Berridge, V. (2004) 'Why Alcohol is Legal and Other Drugs are Not' 54/5: 18-20

    3. Understanding youth and crime: listening to youth? - Brown, Sheila 1998

      Book 

    4. Drug Wars: Policy Hots and Historical Cools - David T. Courtwright 2004

      Article 

    5. Druglink - Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence

      Journal  Cohen, Julian - "Just say - Oh no, not again" | July/August 2002

    6. Moral panics: the social construction of deviance - Goode, Erich, Ben-Yehuda, Nachman 1994

      Book 

    7. Drugs in American society - Goode, Erich c2005

      Book 

    8. Criminology - Hale, Chris 2009

      Book 

    9. Smoking in British popular culture 1800-2000: perfect pleasures - Hilton, Matthew 2000

      Book 

    10. The American drug scene - Inciardi, James A., McElrath, Karen 2000

      Book 

    11. Smoking: adult's behaviour and knowledge - 2008/2009 Report - Deborah Lader, Eileen Goddard 2010

      Webpage  Available via the Office for National Statistics website

    12. Gender, drink and drugs - McDonald, Maryon 1994

      Book 

    13. The Oxford handbook of criminology - Maguire, Mike, Morgan, Rodney, Reiner, Robert 2012

      Book 

    14. Dancing on drugs: risk, health and hedonism in the British club scene - Measham, Fiona, Aldridge, Judith, Parker, Howard J. 2001

      Book 

    15. Writing on drugs - Plant, Sadie 1999

      Book 

    16. Drug misuse declared in 2000 (Home Office Research Study 224) - Malcolm Ramsay

      Article  This is a pdf document. Click link for access

    17. Reefer madness: and other tales from the American underground - Schlosser, Eric 2004

      Book 

    18. A history of drugs: drugs and freedom in the liberal age - Seddon, Tony, 1965- 2010

      Book  Also available as a Dawson ebook. See Chapter 4

  25. Online Readings 5 items
  26. Internet Sources 5 items
    There is a vast amount of material on drugs available on the internet but it is of extremely variable quality and accuracy. The below are worth looking at
    1. ASH - Action on Smoking and Health

      Website  Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) was established in 1971 (20 January) by the Royal College of Physicians as a campaigning public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco.

    2. FEAD - Film Exchange on Alcohol & Drugs

      Website  An educational resource containing video discussions based on current drug and alcohol issues.

    3. Release - Drugs, The Law & Human Rights

      Website  Provides a range of services dedicated to meeting the health, welfare and legal needs of drugs users and those who live and work with them

    4. Transform Drug Policy Foundation - TDPF

      Website  A charitable think tank that seeks to draw public attention to the fact that drug prohibition itself is the major cause of drug-related harm to individuals, communities and nations, and should be replaced by effective, just and humane government control and regulation.