New research on what we know about small time ‘social’ drug dealers

What do we know about drug dealers? And how should the law deal with them? These issues are discussed in ABC Radio National’s weekly Law Report.

In the interview, Professor John Scott, from the Centre for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, discusses his recently published research in the International Journal of Drug Policy, exploring how eleven different countries deal with low end drug dealers or ‘social suppliers’.

This follows a previous study, two years ago, of interviews with two hundred small scale cannabis sellers around Australia.

Social supply of cannabis in Australia

For more, listen to the interview.

John Scott discusses male sex work with Dan Savage

Professor John Scott recently spoke extensively with American media legend Dan Savage about his past research and his co-edited forthcoming book, Male Sex Work and Society, Volume 2, which is slated for release in early 2018. Savage, who has been described as an author, media pundit, journalist and activist for the LGBTI community, is well known for his clashes with social conservatives and the American establishment.

The interview covers a range of topics, including numbers of male escorts worldwide, clients of male sex workers, the regulation of male sex work and historic changes to the industry.

The interview can be accessed as a podcast via the Savage Lovecast site, which is ranked by iTunes and A.V. Club as among the most listened to podcasts in the world.

INTRODUCING NEW BOOK SERIES: Routledge Studies in Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South Call for Proposals

Crime and justice studies, as with much social science, has concentrated mainly on problems in the metropolitan centres of the Global North, while Asia and the Global South have remained largely invisible in criminological thinking. Routledge is now accepting proposals for a brand new research series which aims to redress this imbalance by showcasing exciting new ways of thinking and doing crime and justice research from the global periphery. Edited by John Scott and Russell Hogg or Queensland University of Technology and by Wing Hong Chui of City University of Hong Kong, the series provides an opportunity to illustrate the work of emerging and established scholars who are challenging traditional paradigms in the fields of crime and justice. Bringing together scholarly work from a range of disciplines, from criminology, law, and sociology to psychology, cultural geography and comparative social sciences, the series will offer grounded empirical research and fresh theoretical approaches and cover a range of pressing topics, including international corruption, drug use, environmental issues, sex work, organized crime, innovative models of justice, and punishment and penology.

Please contact John Scott (j31.scott@qut.edu.au), Russell Hogg (russell.hogg@qut.edu.au), Wing Hong Chui (eric.chui@cityu.edu.hk) for more details, or alternatively Tom Sutton (Thomas.Sutton@tandf.co.uk) , Senior Editor for Criminology at Routledge.