Seminar 2: Supply and demand: drug markets in transition

Thursday 26th March, 2015, Durham University, van Mildent College, 13.00-17.00

This is the second event in the ESRC Seminar Series ‘New Psychoactive Substances and Human Enhancement Drugs’.  The seminar will focus on the impacts of new drugs on the culture, organisation and control of drug supply networks and drug market activities. The impacts at the local, regional and international level will be considered and we aim to include sessions that focus on emerging trends in relation to online supply and new technologies; the development of local NPS markets in response to legislative actions against headshops; and emerging trends in club drug markets.  Please see below for full programme:

Street markets and NPS

Russell Newcombe, 3D research: ‘NPS Taxonomy: a framework for classifying new psychoactive substances’

Michael Linnell, independent researcher: ‘Green Crack – the infectious nature of synthetic cannabinoids among vulnerable groups of adults and young people and the tragicomic attempts of the state to control the spice market’

Club and Festival Markets

Professor Rainer Schmid (Scientific head of the Viennese drug prvention project checkit!), Professor Fiona Measham (Durham University and co-director of the Loop) and Deidre Ruane (Ph.d. student at the University of Kent): Roundtable session on club and festival markets

Online Markets and New Technologies

Dr monica Barratt, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre: Brought up by and in the internet: first time drug use through cryptomarkets

Charlie McLean and Jennifer Brizell, Ph.d. students from Liverpool John Moores University: Human Enhancement Drugs and the changing marketplace: from the daily mirror to online markets

Please note that you can access podcasts of the presentations here.


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