With contributions from leading international academics across the social sciences, this accessible takes a critical look at the key contemporary issues and debates in the field. The 39 chapters are divided into three parts: Part I Central Social Science Theories Drug and Alcohol Studies Part II Pillars in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies Part III Controversies and New Approaches in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies This Handbook is an excellent reference text for the growing number of academics, students, scientists and practitioners in the drug and alcohol studies community.

Sex Work, Illicit Drug Use and The Risk Environment

Sex Work, Illicit Drug Use and The Risk Environment

Sex work, illicit drug use and the risk environment
Lisa Maher


Increasing evidence supports the role of settings or environments in mediating drug-related harms and, in particular, vulnerability to blood-borne viral infections (Maher, 2002; Rhodes, 2002; Latkin and Knowlton, 2005; Rhodes et al., 2006). Studies have shown how social, spatial and organizational contexts, such as injecting locations (Ouellet et al., 1991; Latkin et al., 1994; Maher et al., 1998; Koester et al., 2003; Rhodes et al., 2006), legislative/policy frameworks and policing practices (Bluthenthal et al., 1999; Maher and Dixon, 2001; Rhodes et al., 2003; Burris et al., 2004; Wood et al., 2004; Cooper et al., 2005; Small et al., 2006; Friedman et al., 2006), social networks and ...

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