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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Drink Spiking and Predatory Drugging: A Modern History

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ISBN13: 9781137575166
Published: July 2016
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £72.00

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This book analyses common perceptions about drink-spiking, a pervasive fear for many and sometimes a troubling reality. Ideas about spiked drinks have shaped the way we think about drugs, alcohol, criminal law, risk, nightspots, and socializing for over one hundred and fifty years, since the rise of modern anaesthesia and synthetic 'pharma-ubiquity'. The book offers a wide-ranging look at the constantly shifting cultural and gender politics of 'psycho-chemical treachery'. It provides rich case histories, assesses evolving scientific knowledge, and analyses the influence of social forces as disparate as Temperance and the acid enthusiasts of the 1960s. Drawing on interdisciplinary research, the book will be of great interest to upper-level students and scholars of criminal law, forensic science, public health, and social movements.

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Criminal Law
Chapter 1. Chloral and its Sisters: Synthetic Genesis and Parallel Demon
Chapter 2. Good Girls, Hyenas, and Cheap Novel Fiends: The Scourge of Chloral at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Chapter 3. Baby, It's Cold War Outside: An Era of Pharma-Ubiquity
Chapter 4. A 'New'Problem Appears in the 1990s: The Birth of the Contemporary Date-Rape Drugs Scare
Chapter 5. Who and Where are the Druggers?<
Chapter 6. What Do We Know (and Not Know) About Predatory Drugging?
Chapter 7. Drugs, Drinking, College, and Warding Off Blame
Chapter 8. Conclusion.