August reading list


Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, borrowed electronically through Libby/Edinburgh City Libraries.

Academic themes:

Pre crime:

Arrigo, Bruce, and Brian Sellers. 2021. The Pre-Crime Society: Crime, Culture and Control in the Ultramodern Age. Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM: Bristol University Press.

Emotions and the machine:

Collier, Ben, Richard Clayton, Alice Hutchings, and Daniel Thomas. 2021. ‘Cybercrime Is (Often) Boring: Infrastructure and Alienation in a Deviant Subculture’. The British Journal of Criminology (online early). doi: 10.1093/bjc/azab026.
Murch, W. Spencer, and Luke Clark. 2021. ‘Understanding the Slot Machine Zone’. Current Addiction Reports 8(2):214–24. doi: 10.1007/s40429-021-00371-x.
Disruptions to drug markets:
Dietze, Paul M., and Amy Peacock. 2020. ‘Illicit Drug Use and Harms in Australia in the Context of COVID-19 and Associated Restrictions: Anticipated Consequences and Initial Responses’. Drug and Alcohol Review 39(4):297–300. doi: 10.1111/dar.13079.
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. 2020. COVID-19 and Drugs Drug Supply via Darknet Markets.
Nagelhout, Gera E., Karin Hummel, Moniek C. M. de Goeij, Hein de Vries, Eileen Kaner, and Paul Lemmens. 2017. ‘How Economic Recessions and Unemployment Affect Illegal Drug Use: A Systematic Realist Literature Review’. International Journal of Drug Policy 44:69–83. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.03.013.

Author: Angus Bancroft

I'm a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh department of Sociology, studying illicit drug use, illicit markets and various shades of cyber crime. Email Tweet @angusbancroft

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