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Using the Internet for Survey Research
The Internet and electronic mail increasingly offer the research community opportunities that it did not previously have. Access to information has increased as has access to and discussion withExpand
Injecting drug users: a stigmatised and stigmatising population.
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It is concluded that much can be done to reduce stigma related to IDU and drug use in general and that this may result in improved service efficacy and a reduction in associated drug related harms. Expand
Arenas of Drug Transactions: Adolescent Cannabis Transactions in England—Social Supply
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It is argued that there is sufficient difference within this arena of transaction from the wider drug market for most activity there to be dealt with less punitively by the criminal justice system. Expand
The Changing Shape of Street-Level Heroin and Crack Supply in England: Commuting, Holidaying and Cuckooing Drug Dealers Across ‘County Lines’
Street-level drug markets have traditionally been understood as operating predominantly at a local level, and there has been an absence of contemporary research that has challenged accepted thinkingExpand
Street-Level Drug Market Activity in Sydney's Primary Heroin Markets: Organization, Adulteration Practices, Pricing, Marketing and Violence
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This research suggests that even during periods of heroin scarcity, increased adulteration is not an inevitable outcome, and dealers in both areas cooperated with each other, and little intimidatory rivalry was reported or observed. Expand
Earning a Score: An Exploration of the Nature and Roles of Heroin and Crack Cocaine ‘User-dealers’
Research consistently shows a strong correlation between heroin/crack cocaine use, acquisitive crime and income generation, through activities such as sex work and theft. Less is known however aboutExpand
Signing your life away?: Why Research Ethics Committees (REC) shouldn't always require written confirmation that participants in research have been informed of the aims of a study and their rights -
This brief commentary discusses the problematic incursion of Research Ethics Committees on social research, particularly on those groups who wish (and/or indeed it is vital for their safety) toExpand
The risk environment of anabolic-androgenic steroid users in the UK: Examining motivations, practices and accounts of use.
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The ways in which use of steroids is socially situated and the implications of this for policy and practice are examined. Expand
The Adulteration of Drugs: What Dealers Do to Illicit Drugs, and What They Think is Done to Them
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It is suggested, on the evidence of interviews with drug dealers at different levels of the drug distribution chain that less adulteration/dilution actually occurs than previously thought and that when it does happen 'on the street' it is of ... Expand
There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: How “Freebies” and “Credit” Operate as Part of Rational Drug Market Activity
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It emerged that the provision of free drugs and credit took place within tightly circumscribed conditions and was used to cultivate and bond customer relations as well as facilitate continued business with the reliable (credit). Expand
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