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Room G01, School of Humanities and Social Science, John Foster Building, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5UG

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The next seminar from the Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion:

Steve Wakeman

Rethinking Heroin

This presentation provides an overview of the main findings from an (auto)ethnographic exploration of heroin use in a disadvantaged area of the United Kingdom. Drawing on recent developments in Continental philosophy and criminological theory, questions will be posed around the ways in which changing patterns of heroin use can best be understood. The implications of such understandings will then be considered in the context of wider debates about drug treatment methods and drug policy revision. A core claim running through the presentation is this: in the UK’s rapidly evolving landscape of intoxication, criminologists in particular must not lose sight of the growing array of problems faced by a small but significant section of long-term problematic heroin users.

Steve Wakeman is a Senior Lecturer in criminology, based in the Centre for Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion at Liverpool John Moores University. His research interests fall across three fields: drugs, media, and theoretical criminology. Details of his published works and ongoing research can be found at www.stevewakeman.com, and he tweets as @Steve_Wakeman.



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