School of Law

Multi-disciplinary conference held in the School a great success

15 December 2014 |

The 'New Problems, Old Solutions? Historical Trends and Current Directions in Public Policy on Psychoactive Substances' took place in the School of Law on 11 December with great success.

The event was organised by Dr Henry Yeomans and Dr Emma Wincup as well as Dr Mark Monaghan (School of Sociology and Social Policy). The conference was genuinely multi-disciplinary and drew presenters and attendees from criminology, sociology, public health, psychology, history, philosophy and other subjects. Practitioners, such as those working for treatment providers, local government or other agencies, were also involved. This mixture of people with diverse expertise provided a great forum for lively, informed discussions about the varying policies used to govern the use of different psychoactive substances, both licit and illicit. Further information on presentation topics can be found on the events page.

Dr Wincup presented her latest research on ‘Dealing with Dependency: Welfare Reform and the Regulation of Substance Use’. Dr Yeomans also presented a paper on ‘Identifying Key Policy Issues and Trends in the Governance of Psychoactive Substances’ with Dr Monaghan.

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