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Allerton Building, Room L525

The University of Salford

Frederick Road Campus

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M6 6PU

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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.


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Dr Steve Wakeman is a senior lecturer in criminology at Liverpool John Moores University. His teaching and research expertise surrounds the areas of drugs, cultural representations, and criminological theory. Details of his published work and on-going projects can be found at www.stevewakeman.com, and he tweets as @Steve_Wakeman

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