SpringerBriefs in Criminology

Emerging Trends in Drug Use and Distribution

Authors: Khey, David, Stogner, John M., Miller, Bryan L.

  • Concise and timely study of emerging drug abuse trends
  • Examines the effect of media and the internet on semi-legal drug trends and enforcement
  • Includes public health and policy recommendations
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This Brief explores emerging trends in drug use and distribution. This timely Brief examines recent examples of emerging drugs including salvia (from the plant Salvia divinorum), bath salts (and other synthetic stimulants) and so-called research chemicals (primarily substituted phenethylamines, synthetic cousins of ecstasy), which have tended to receive brief levels of high intensity media coverage that may or may not reflect an actual increase in their usage. Over the past decade in particular, “new” substances being used recreationally seem to come out of obscurity and gain rapid popularity, particularly spurred on by discussion and distribution over the internet. While changing trends in the drug market have always presented a challenge for law enforcement and public health officials, online forums, media coverage and other recent trends discussed in this Brief allow them to gain popularity more quickly and change more frequently. These rapid shifts allow less time for researchers to understand the potential health consequences of these substances and for law enforcement to stay abreast of abuses of legal substances. This work includes: 1) review of relevant research and literature, 2) review the Internet sources in which many deem important in influencing the emerging drug market, 3) discussion of national and international trends in use, abuse and distribution of these substances and 4) examination of current drug policy and recommendations for the future. This brief will be useful for criminology and criminal justice, sociology and public health. It will also be useful for those that deal with youth and the problems that may develop during adolescence and early adulthood.

About the authors

David N. Khey has focused his research on a few areas in criminology, criminal justice and forensic science. In particular, he is currently investigating campus crime and deviance; drug policy, control and toxicology and the changing evidentiary power of forensic science technologies. In this topical area, Dr. Khey has presented research on drug and alcohol use/abuse and provided policy analysis to local and state officials in Florida. A highlight of this work includes an invitation to address the Governor's Office Drug Policy Advisory Council in 2007. Dr. Khey is an active member of the American Society of Criminology, American Academy of Forensic Sciences and Southern Criminal Justice Association.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • New Trends in Psychoactive Drug Use

    Khey, David N. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Emerging Drugs, Today Versus Yesteryear

    Khey, David N. (et al.)

    Pages 13-32

  • Emerging Drug Trade and Use: Manufacturing, Marketing, and Understanding Novel Highs

    Khey, David N. (et al.)

    Pages 33-51

  • Case Studies of Emerging Drugs: Salvia, Bath Salts, and Bromo-DragonFly

    Khey, David N. (et al.)

    Pages 53-73

  • What Is Being Done About Emerging Drugs?

    Khey, David N. (et al.)

    Pages 75-93

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eBook $39.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03574-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emerging Trends in Drug Use and Distribution
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Criminology
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03575-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03575-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-03574-1
Series ISSN
2192-8533
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 99
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
Topics