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Strands: Drug Use and Drug Policy

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Rethinking Heroin

Steve Wakeman has been actively researching the use of heroin in marginalised communities in England’s North West since 2012. The results of this work can be found in:

  • Wakeman, S. (2016). The moral economy of heroin in ‘austerity Britain’. Critical Criminology, 24(3): 363-377.
  • Wakeman, S. (2015). Prescribing heroin for addictions: Some untapped potentials and unanswered questions. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 15(5): 578-593.
  • Wakeman, S. (2014). Fieldwork, biography and emotion: Doing criminological autoethnography. British Journal of Criminology, 54(5): 705-721.

Policy analysis

  • Taylor, S., Beckett Wilson, H., Barrett, G., Jamieson, J., Grindrod. L. (2018), ‘Cannabis use in an English community: acceptance, anxieties and the liminality of drug prohibition.’ Contemporary Drug Problems. In press.
  • Beckett Wilson, H., Taylor, S., Barrett, G., Jamieson, J., Grindrod. L. (2017), ‘Propagating the Haze? Community and professional perceptions of cannabis cultivation and the impacts of prohibition.’ International Journal of Drug Policy 48: 72-80.
  • Beckett Wilson, Helen (2014), ‘Criminal justice? Using a social capital theory to evaluate probation-managed drug policy.’ Probation Journal 61(1) 60:78 (Journal article).

Theorising drugs

  • Beckett Wilson, Helen (2014), ‘Criminal justice? Using a social capital theory to evaluate probation-managed drug policy.’ Probation Journal 61(1) 60:78 (Journal article).