Event Date 15 September 2015
University of Leicester
Brookfield Campus, 266 London Road,
Leicester, LE2 1RQ
University of Kent presents:
Seminar 4: The Psychoactive Substances Bill, Law Enforcement and NPS in Prison – Problems and Solutions
The fourth seminar in this series focuses on the new Psychoactive Substances Bill, law enforcement and novel psychoactive substance use in prison. The practice of implementing an effective NPS/HED policy and policing strategy has proved problematic. These problems are exacerbated by internet trading and the problems facing the police and forensic science providers analysing and detecting NPS. The use of NPS in prison has also proved problematic for HM Prison Service, thus this seminar aims to ask questions about the problems NPS/HED pose to law enforcement officials and the prison service, particularly in light of the provisions contained in the Psychoactive Substances Bill.
Chair: Professor Alex Stevens (Kent)
Introduction by Professor Alex Stevens (University of Kent):
Stephen Holme (representing the National Police Chiefs’ Council, New Psychoactive Substances Working Group) – The Psychoactive Substances Bill: NPS and teh Impact the Bill will have on Policing them.
Session 1: The New Psychoactive Substances Bill and Enforcement
Joseph Ritchie (Manchester University) – Pharmatto Futurology: Information Technology and Emerging Drug Cultures
[via Skype] Dr James Martin (Macquarie University, Australia) – New Psychoactive Substances and the Dark Net: The Rise of the Cryptomarket-facilitated Drug Trading
Session 2: Novel Psychoactive Substances in Prisons
Nick Hardwick (HM Chief Inspector of Prisons) – NPS in Prisons: New Threat or Old Problem?
Kate Gooch and James Treadwell (Birmingham University) – “You’ll be going out in the Mambalance”: Mamba, violence and the Sub Rosa economy of the jail
Mike Rolf (Prison Officers Association, National Executive Committee):