Prof Ross Coomber BA (Hons); MSc; PhD, FAcSS

Professor of Criminology and Sociology Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology

Publications

2019

The supply of Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs (IPED) to local non-elite users in England: resilient traditional and newly emergent methods (Chapter)

Coomber, R. P. N., & salinas, M. (2019). The supply of Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs (IPED) to local non-elite users in England: resilient traditional and newly emergent methods. In K. van de Ven, K. Mulrooney, & J. McVeigh (Eds.), Human Enhancement Drugs. Routledge Studies in Crime and Society.

The variable and evolving nature of ‘cuckooing’ as a form of criminal exploitation in street level drug markets (Journal article)

Spicer, J., Moyle, L., & Coomber, R. (n.d.). The variable and evolving nature of ‘cuckooing’ as a form of criminal exploitation in street level drug markets. Trends in Organized Crime. doi:10.1007/s12117-019-09368-5

DOI: 10.1007/s12117-019-09368-5

Barriers and facilitators of maintained smoking abstinence following release from smoke-free prisons: A qualitative enquiry (Journal article)

Puljevic, C., Coomber, R., de Andrade, D., & Kinner, S. A. (2019). Barriers and facilitators of maintained smoking abstinence following release from smoke-free prisons: A qualitative enquiry. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, 68, 9-17. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.03.018

DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.03.018

Student transitions into drug supply: exploring the university as a 'risk environment' (Journal article)

Moyle, L., & Coomber, R. (2019). Student transitions into drug supply: exploring the university as a 'risk environment'. JOURNAL OF YOUTH STUDIES, 22(5), 642-657. doi:10.1080/13676261.2018.1529863

DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2018.1529863

Instadrugs: new research reveals hidden dangers when young people use apps to buy illicit substances (Internet publication)

Childs, A., Moyle, L., Barratt, M., & Coomber, R. P. N. (2019). Instadrugs: new research reveals hidden dangers when young people use apps to buy illicit substances. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/

#Drugsforsale: An exploration of the use of social media and encrypted messaging apps to supply and access drugs. (Journal article)

Moyle, L., Childs, A., Barratt, M., & Coomber, R. P. N. (2019). #Drugsforsale: An exploration of the use of social media and encrypted messaging apps to supply and access drugs.. International Journal of Drug Policy, 63, 101-110. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.08.005

DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.08.005

2018

The Changing Shape of Street-Level Heroin and Crack Supply in England: Commuting, Holidaying and Cuckooing Drug Dealers Across 'County Lines' (Journal article)

Coomber, R., & Moyle, L. (2018). THE CHANGING SHAPE OF STREET-LEVEL HEROIN AND CRACK SUPPLY IN ENGLAND: COMMUTING, HOLIDAYING AND CUCKOOING DRUG DEALERS ACROSS 'COUNTY LINES'. BRITISH JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY, 58(6), 1323-1342. doi:10.1093/bjc/azx068

DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azx068

Constituents of "teabacco": A forensic analysis of cigarettes made from diverted nicotine replacement therapy lozenges in smoke-free prisons (Journal article)

Mitchell, C., Puljevic, C., Coomber, R., White, A., Cresswell, S. L., Bowman, J., & Kinner, S. A. (2019). Constituents of "teabacco": A forensic analysis of cigarettes made from diverted nicotine replacement therapy lozenges in smoke-free prisons. DRUG TESTING AND ANALYSIS, 11(1), 140-156. doi:10.1002/dta.2471

DOI: 10.1002/dta.2471

Why Australian prisoners are smoking nicotine-infused tea leaves (Internet publication)

Puljevic, C., Ferris, J., Coomber, R. P. N., & Kinner, S. (2018). Why Australian prisoners are smoking nicotine-infused tea leaves. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/

'Teabacco': Smoking of nicotine-infused tea as an unintended consequence of prison smoking bans (Journal article)

Puljevic, C., Coomber, R., Kinner, S. A., de Andrade, D., Mitchell, C., White, A., . . . Bowman, J. (2018). 'Teabacco': Smoking of nicotine-infused tea as an unintended consequence of prison smoking bans. DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, 37(7), 912-921. doi:10.1111/dar.12848

DOI: 10.1111/dar.12848

The nature of drug supply and suppliers in Australia: social supply and sentencing (Journal article)

Bull, M., Coomber, R. P. N., & Moyle, L. (2018). The nature of drug supply and suppliers in Australia: social supply and sentencing. Yunnan Jingguan Xueyuan Xuebao, (Yunnan Police College Journal.

The burgeoning recognition and accommodation of the social supply of drugs in international criminal justice systems: An eleven-nation comparative overview (Journal article)

Coomber, R., Moyle, L., Belackov, V., Decorte, T., Hakkarainen, P., Hathaway, A., . . . Werse, B. (2018). The burgeoning recognition and accommodation of the social supply of drugs in international criminal justice systems: An eleven-nation comparative overview. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, 58, 93-103. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.05.010

DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.05.010

Not all drug dealers are the same – it’s time to ditch outdated stereotypes (Internet publication)

Coomber, R. P. N. (2018). Not all drug dealers are the same – it’s time to ditch outdated stereotypes. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/

Public Spitting in ‘Developing’ Nations of the Global South: Harmless Embedded Practice or Disgusting, Harmful and Deviant? (Chapter)

Coomber, R., Moyle, L., & Pavlidis, A. (2018). Public Spitting in ‘Developing’ Nations of the Global South: Harmless Embedded Practice or Disgusting, Harmful and Deviant?. In The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South (pp. 493-520). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-65021-0_25

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-65021-0_25

Relapse to smoking following release from smoke-free correctional facilities in Queensland, Australia (Journal article)

Puljevic, C., de Andrade, D., Coomber, R., & Kinner, S. A. (2018). Relapse to smoking following release from smoke-free correctional facilities in Queensland, Australia. DRUG AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE, 187, 127-133. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.02.028

DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.02.028

2017

Towards a Moral Ecology of Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement in British Universities (Journal article)

Vagwala, M. K., Bicquelet, A., Didziokaite, G., Coomber, R., Corrigan, O., & Singh, I. (2017). Towards a Moral Ecology of Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement in British Universities. NEUROETHICS, 10(3), 389-403. doi:10.1007/s12152-017-9336-5

DOI: 10.1007/s12152-017-9336-5

The geography of crime fear: A pilot study exploring event-based perceptions of risk using mobile technology (Journal article)

Chataway, M. L., Hart, T. C., Coomber, R., & Bond, C. (2017). The geography of crime fear: A pilot study exploring event-based perceptions of risk using mobile technology. APPLIED GEOGRAPHY, 86, 300-307. doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2017.06.010

DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2017.06.010

Symbolic policing: situating targeted police operations/'crackdowns' on street-level drug markets (Journal article)

Coomber, R., Moyle, L., & Mahoney, M. K. (2019). Symbolic policing: situating targeted police operations/'crackdowns' on street-level drug markets. POLICING & SOCIETY, 29(1), 1-17. doi:10.1080/10439463.2017.1323893

DOI: 10.1080/10439463.2017.1323893

Bourdieu on supply: Utilizing the 'theory of practice' to understand complexity and culpability in heroin and crack cocaine user-dealing (Journal article)

Moyle, L., & Coomber, R. (2017). Bourdieu on supply: Utilizing the 'theory of practice' to understand complexity and culpability in heroin and crack cocaine user-dealing. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY, 14(3), 309-328. doi:10.1177/1477370816652916

DOI: 10.1177/1477370816652916

The risk environment of anabolic-androgenic steroid users in the UK: Examining motivations, practices and accounts of use (Journal article)

Santos, G. H., & Coomber, R. (2017). The risk environment of anabolic-androgenic steroid users in the UK: Examining motivations, practices and accounts of use. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, 40, 35-43. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.11.005

DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.11.005

2016

The social, relational and mental health characteristics of justice-involved men in the south-west England (Journal article)

Georgiadis, A., Byng, R., Coomber, R., & Quinn, C. (2016). The social, relational and mental health characteristics of justice-involved men in the south-west England. JOURNAL OF FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY & PSYCHOLOGY, 27(6), 835-852. doi:10.1080/14789949.2016.1237538

DOI: 10.1080/14789949.2016.1237538

From Punishment to Pragmatism: Sharing the Burden of Reducing Drug-Related Harm (Journal article)

Bull, M., Denham, G., Trevaskes, S., & Coomber, R. (2016). From Punishment to Pragmatism: Sharing the Burden of Reducing Drug-Related Harm. The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, 4(2), 300-316. doi:10.1093/cjcl/cxw007

DOI: 10.1093/cjcl/cxw007

How understanding differences between types of illicit drug market and different types of drug sellers can assist policing approaches and reduce wider public harms: research opportunities in China (Journal article)

Coomber, R. P. N., Bull, M., & Trevaskes, S. (2016). How understanding differences between types of illicit drug market and different types of drug sellers can assist policing approaches and reduce wider public harms: research opportunities in China. Journal of Yunnan Police College.

Reflections on three decades of research on ‘social supply’ in the UK (Chapter)

Coomber, R., Moyle, L., & South, N. (2016). Reflections on three decades of research on ‘social supply’ in the UK. In Friendly Business (pp. 13-28). Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-10329-3_2

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-10329-3_2

The normalisation of drug supply: The social supply of drugs as the "other side" of the history of normalisation (Journal article)

Coomber, R., Moyle, L., & South, N. (2016). The normalisation of drug supply: The social supply of drugs as the "other side" of the history of normalisation. DRUGS-EDUCATION PREVENTION AND POLICY, 23(3), 255-263. doi:10.3109/09687637.2015.1110565

DOI: 10.3109/09687637.2015.1110565

2015

Earning a Score: An Exploration of the Nature and Roles of Heroin and Crack Cocaine ‘User-Dealers' (Journal article)

Moyle, L., & Coomber, R. (2015). EARNING A SCORE: AN EXPLORATION OF THE NATURE AND ROLES OF HEROIN AND CRACK COCAINE 'USER-DEALERS'. BRITISH JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY, 55(3), 534-555. doi:10.1093/bjc/azu087

DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azu087

A tale of two cities: understanding differences in levels of heroin/crack market related violence - a two city comparison (Journal article)

Coomber, R. (2015). A Tale of Two Cities. Criminal Justice Review, 40(1), 7-31. doi:10.1177/0734016814565817

DOI: 10.1177/0734016814565817

Legal-High/NPS use by persistent and prolific offenders engaged with IOMS/TurnAround Teams in Devon and Cornwall (Report)

Coomber, R. P. N., Pyle, E., & Moyle, L. (2015). Legal-High/NPS use by persistent and prolific offenders engaged with IOMS/TurnAround Teams in Devon and Cornwall: Legal-High/NPS use by persistent and prolific offenders engaged with IOMS/TurnAround Teams in Devon and Cornwall. Drug and Alcohol Research Service.

Sport-Leisure Interventions in Addiction Treatment (Report)

Pavlidis, A., & Coomber, R. P. N. (2015). Sport-Leisure Interventions in Addiction Treatment: Sport-Leisure Interventions in Addiction Treatment. Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia: Griffith Centre for Cultural Research and Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University.

2014

Key Concepts in Crime and Society (Book)

Coomber, R., Donnermeyer, J. F., McElrath, K., & Scott, J. (2014). Key Concepts in Crime and Society. SAGE.

The supply of steroids and other performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs) in one English city: Fakes, counterfeits, supplier trust, common beliefs and access (Journal article)

Coomber, R., Pavlidis, A., Santos, G. H., Wilde, M., Schmidt, W., & Redshaw, C. (2014). The supply of steroids and other performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs) in one English city: Fakes, counterfeits, supplier trust, common beliefs and access. Performance Enhancement & Health, 3(3-4), 135-144. doi:10.1016/j.peh.2015.10.004

DOI: 10.1016/j.peh.2015.10.004

Fear and Loathing in Drugs Policy: Risk, Rights and Approaches to Drug Policy and Practice (Chapter)

Coomber, R., & South, N. (2014). Fear and Loathing in Drugs Policy: Risk, Rights and Approaches to Drug Policy and Practice. In Prohibition, Religious Freedom, and Human Rights: Regulating Traditional Drug Use (pp. 235-248). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-40957-8_12

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40957-8_12

How social fear of drugs in the non-sporting world creates a framework for doping policy in the sporting world (Journal article)

Coomber, R. (2014). How social fear of drugs in the non-sporting world creates a framework for doping policy in the sporting world. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 6(2), 171-193. doi:10.1080/19406940.2012.756824

DOI: 10.1080/19406940.2012.756824

Contested space in the pharmacy: Public attitudes to pharmacy harm reduction services in the West of Scotland (Journal article)

Gidman, W., & Coomber, R. (2014). Contested space in the pharmacy: Public attitudes to pharmacy harm reduction services in the West of Scotland. RESEARCH IN SOCIAL & ADMINISTRATIVE PHARMACY, 10(3), 576-587. doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2013.07.006

DOI: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2013.07.006

Beyond drug dealing: Developing and extending the concept of 'social supply' of illicit drugs to 'minimally commercial supply' (Journal article)

Coomber, R., & Moyle, L. (2014). Beyond drug dealing: Developing and extending the concept of 'social supply' of illicit drugs to 'minimally commercial supply'. DRUGS-EDUCATION PREVENTION AND POLICY, 21(2), 157-164. doi:10.3109/09687637.2013.798265

DOI: 10.3109/09687637.2013.798265

'Fear and loathing in drugs policy: how a better understanding of risk and rights relating to drug, set, setting and process can provide more informed approaches to policy and practice (Chapter)

Coomber, R. P. N., & South, N. (2014). 'Fear and loathing in drugs policy: how a better understanding of risk and rights relating to drug, set, setting and process can provide more informed approaches to policy and practice. In B. Labate, & C. Cavnar (Eds.), Prohibition, Religious Freedom, and Human Rights: Regulating Traditional Drug Use. Springer.

2013

Crushing a Walnut With a Sledge Hammer? Analysing the Penal Response to the Social Supply of Illicit Drugs (Journal article)

Moyle, L., Coomber, R., & Lowther, J. (2013). Crushing a Walnut With a Sledge Hammer? Analysing the Penal Response to the Social Supply of Illicit Drugs. Social & Legal Studies, 22(4), 553-573. doi:10.1177/0964663913487544

DOI: 10.1177/0964663913487544

Expansion beyond reason: WADA surveillance and sanction should not concern itself with non-sporting social issues and public health (Journal article)

Coomber, R. (2013). Expansion beyond reason: WADA surveillance and sanction should not concern itself with non-sporting social issues and public health. Performance Enhancement & Health, 2(2), 62-63. doi:10.1016/j.peh.2013.08.005

DOI: 10.1016/j.peh.2013.08.005

Key Concepts in Drugs and Society (Book)

Coomber, R., McElrath, K., Measham, F., & Moore, K. (2013). Key Concepts in Drugs and Society. SAGE.

2012

Socological Research Online (Edited special journal issue)

Coomber, R. P. N., & Letherby, G. (Eds.) (2012). Socological Research Online (Vol. 17).

2011

Injecting drug user views (and experiences) of drug-related litter bins in public places: A comparative study of qualitative research findings obtained from UK settings (Journal article)

Parkin, S., & Coomber, R. (2011). Injecting drug user views (and experiences) of drug-related litter bins in public places: A comparative study of qualitative research findings obtained from UK settings. Health & Place, 17(6), 1218-1227. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2011.08.002

DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2011.08.002

Public injecting drug use and the social production of harmful practice in high-rise tower blocks (London, UK): A Lefebvrian analysis (Journal article)

Parkin, S., & Coomber, R. (2011). Public injecting drug use and the social production of harmful practice in high-rise tower blocks (London, UK): A Lefebvrian analysis. Health & Place, 17(3), 717-726. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2011.02.001

DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2011.02.001

Generalizing Applied Qualitative Research on Harm Reduction: The Example of a Public Injecting Typology (Journal article)

Pearson, M., Parkin, S., & Coomber, R. (2011). Generalizing Applied Qualitative Research on Harm Reduction: The Example of a Public Injecting Typology. Contemporary Drug Problems, 38(1), 61-91. doi:10.1177/009145091103800104

DOI: 10.1177/009145091103800104

Social fear, drug related beliefs and drug policy (Chapter)

Coomber, R. P. N. (2011). Social fear, drug related beliefs and drug policy. In G. Hunt, M. Milhait, & H. Beregron (Eds.), Drugs and Culture: Knowledge, Consumption and Policy. Ashgate.

Using the internet for qualitative research on drug users and drug markets: the pros, the cons and the progress (Chapter)

Coomber, R. P. N. (2011). Using the internet for qualitative research on drug users and drug markets: the pros, the cons and the progress. In J. Fountain, F. V. Asmussen, & D. J. Korf (Eds.), Markets, methods and messages: dynamics in European drug research. Pabst Science Publishers.

2010

Fluorescent blue lights, injecting drug use and related health risk in public conveniences: Findings from a qualitative study of micro-injecting environments (Journal article)

Parkin, S., & Coomber, R. (2010). Fluorescent blue lights, injecting drug use and related health risk in public conveniences: Findings from a qualitative study of micro-injecting environments. Health & Place, 16(4), 629-637. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.01.007

DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.01.007

Reconceptualising drug markets and drug dealers — the need for change (Journal article)

Coomber, R. (2010). Reconceptualising drug markets and drug dealers — the need for change. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 10(1), 10-13. doi:10.5042/daat.2010.0122

DOI: 10.5042/daat.2010.0122

Qualitative sampling, design and analysis (Chapter)

Rhodes, T., & Coomber, R. (2010). Qualitative sampling, design and analysis. In P. Miller, J. Strang, & P. Miller (Eds.), Addiction Research Methods. Wiley Blackwell.

The challenge of external validity in policy-relevant systematic reviews: a case study from the field of substance misuse (Journal article)

Pearson, M., & Coomber, R. (2010). The challenge of external validity in policy-relevant systematic reviews: a case study from the field of substance misuse. Addiction, 105(1), 136-145. doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02713.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02713.x

2009

Informal ‘Sorter’ Houses: A qualitative insight of the ‘shooting gallery’ phenomenon in a UK setting (Journal article)

Parkin, S., & Coomber, R. (2009). Informal ‘Sorter’ Houses: A qualitative insight of the ‘shooting gallery’ phenomenon in a UK setting. Health & Place, 15(4), 981-989. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.03.004

DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.03.004

Value in the Visual: On Public Injecting, Visual Methods and Their Potential for Informing Policy (and Change) (Journal article)

Parkin, S., & Coomber, R. (2009). Value in the Visual: On Public Injecting, Visual Methods and Their Potential for Informing Policy (and Change). Methodological Innovations Online, 4(2), 21-36. doi:10.1177/205979910900400203

DOI: 10.1177/205979910900400203

Injecting drug users: A stigmatised and stigmatising population (Journal article)

Simmonds, L., & Coomber, R. (2009). Injecting drug users: A stigmatised and stigmatising population. International Journal of Drug Policy, 20(2), 121-130. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2007.09.002

DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2007.09.002

Introduction to the Rapid Response on the Current Financial Crisis/'Credit Crunch' (Journal article)

Coomber, R., & Letherby, G. (n.d.). Introduction to the Rapid Response on the Current Financial Crisis/'Credit Crunch'. Sociological Research Online, 14(2). doi:10.5153/sro.1931

DOI: 10.5153/sro.1931

Public injecting and symbolic violence (Journal article)

Parkin, S., & Coomber, R. (2009). Public injecting and symbolic violence. Addiction Research & Theory, 17(4), 390-405. doi:10.1080/16066350802518247

DOI: 10.1080/16066350802518247

2008

Drug Myths (Chapter)

Coomber, R. P. N. (2008). Drug Myths. In H. Shapiro (Ed.), The Essential Student Reader on Drugs. Drugscope.

Drugs and the Media (Chapter)

Coomber, R. (2008). Drugs and the Media. In H. Shapiro (Ed.), The Essential Student Reader on Drugs. Drugscope.

2007

Arenas of Drug Transactions: Adolescent Cannabis Transactions in England—Social Supply (Journal article)

Coomber, R., & Turnbull, P. (2007). Arenas of Drug Transactions: Adolescent Cannabis Transactions in England—Social Supply. Journal of Drug Issues, 37(4), 845-865. doi:10.1177/002204260703700406

DOI: 10.1177/002204260703700406

Introduction to the Special Issue: Drug trafficking, drug dealing and drug markets: a need for new research and new concepts (Journal article)

Coomber, R. (2007). Introduction to the Special Issue. Journal of Drug Issues, 37(4), 749-753. doi:10.1177/002204260703700401

DOI: 10.1177/002204260703700401

Journal of Drug Issues (Edited special journal issue)

Coomber, R. P. N. (Ed.) (2007). Journal of Drug Issues (Vol. 37).

2006

How quick to heroin dependence? (Journal article)

Coomber, R., & Sutton, C. (2006). How quick to heroin dependence?1. Drug and Alcohol Review, 25(5), 463-471. doi:10.1080/09595230600883347

DOI: 10.1080/09595230600883347

Street-Level Drug Market Activity in Sydney's Primary Heroin Markets: Organization, Adulteration Practices, Pricing, Marketing and Violence (Journal article)

Coomber, R., & Maher, L. (2006). Street-Level Drug Market Activity in Sydney's Primary Heroin Markets: Organization, Adulteration Practices, Pricing, Marketing and Violence. Journal of Drug Issues, 36(3), 719-753. doi:10.1177/002204260603600310

DOI: 10.1177/002204260603600310

Cultural Attitudes (Chapter)

Coomber, R. P. N. (2006). Cultural Attitudes. In M. Kuhar, & H. Liddle (Eds.), Unknown Book (Vol. 1, 1 ed., pp. 241-243). Marshall Cavendish.

Cutting Drugs (Chapter)

Coomber, R. P. N. (2006). Cutting Drugs. In M. Kuhar, & H. Liddle (Eds.), Drugs and Society (pp. 244-246). Marshall Cavendish.

Drugs and Violence (Chapter)

Coomber, R. P. N. (2006). Drugs and Violence. In M. Kuhar, & H. Liddle (Eds.), Drug and Society (pp. 859-864). Marshall Cavendish.

Flashbacks (Chapter)

Coomber, R. P. N. (2006). Flashbacks. In M. Kuhar, & H. Liddle (Eds.), Drugs and Society (pp. 403-404).

Pusher Myths Re-situating the Drug Dealer (Book)

Coomber, R. (2006). Pusher Myths Re-situating the Drug Dealer. Free Assn Books.

The Opium Wars (Chapter)

Coomber, R. P. N. (2006). The Opium Wars. In M. Kuhar, & H. Liddle (Eds.), Drugs and Society (pp. 618-620). Marshal Cavendish.

2004

Drug use and drug market intersections (Journal article)

Coomber, R. (2004). Drug use and drug market intersections. Addiction Research & Theory, 12(6), 501-505. doi:10.1080/16066350412331323092

DOI: 10.1080/16066350412331323092

From the deal to the needle: Drug purchasing and preparation among heroin users in drug treatment in South London (Journal article)

Best, D., Beswick, T., Gossop, M., Rees, S., Coomber, R., Witton, J., & Strang, J. (2004). From the deal to the needle: Drug purchasing and preparation among heroin users in drug treatment in South London. Addiction Research & Theory, 12(6), 539-548. doi:10.1080/16066350412331323065

DOI: 10.1080/16066350412331323065

Addiction Research and Theory (Edited special journal issue)

Coomber, R. P. N. (Ed.) (2004). Addiction Research and Theory (Vol. 12). Taylor & Francis.

Drug Use and Cultural Contexts 'beyond the West' Tradition, Change and Post-colonialism (Book)

Coomber, R., & South, N. (Eds.) (2004). Drug Use and Cultural Contexts 'beyond the West' Tradition, Change and Post-colonialism. Free Assn Books.

2003

There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: How “Freebies” and “Credit” Operate as Part of Rational Drug Market Activity (Journal article)

Coomber, R. (2003). There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: How “Freebies” and “Credit” Operate as Part of Rational Drug Market Activity. Journal of Drug Issues, 33(4), 939-962. doi:10.1177/002204260303300408

DOI: 10.1177/002204260303300408

Using Cannabis Therapeutically in the UK: A Qualitative Analysis (Journal article)

Coomber, R., Oliver, M., & Morris, C. (2003). Using Cannabis Therapeutically in the UK: A Qualitative Analysis. Journal of Drug Issues, 33(2), 325-356. doi:10.1177/002204260303300204

DOI: 10.1177/002204260303300204

2002

From Salt Injection to Naloxone: Accuracy and Myths in Peer Resuscitation Methods for Opiate Overdose (Journal article)

Beswick, T., Best, D., Bearn, J., Rees, S., Gossop, M., Coomber, R., & Strang, J. (2002). From Salt Injection to Naloxone: Accuracy and Myths in Peer Resuscitation Methods for Opiate Overdose. Journal of Drug Issues, 32(4), 1103-1114. doi:10.1177/002204260203200406

DOI: 10.1177/002204260203200406

Peer overdose resuscitation: multiple intervention strategies and time to response by drug users who witness overdose (Journal article)

Best, D., Gossop, M., Man, L. -H., Stillwell, G., Coomber, R., & Strang, J. (2002). Peer overdose resuscitation: multiple intervention strategies and time to response by drug users who witness overdose. Drug and Alcohol Review, 21(3), 269-274. doi:10.1080/0959523021000002732

DOI: 10.1080/0959523021000002732

Editorial: Protecting our research subjects, our data and ourselves from respective prosecution, seizure and summons/subpoena (Journal article)

Editorial (2002). Addiction Research & Theory, 10(1), 1-5. doi:10.1080/16066350290001678

DOI: 10.1080/16066350290001678

Signing your life away?: Why Research Ethics Committees (REC) shouldn't always require written confirmation that participants in research have been informed of the aims of a study and their rights - the case of criminal populations. (Commentary) (Journal article)

Coomber, R. (2002). Signing your life away?: Why Research Ethics Committees (REC) shouldn't always require written confirmation that participants in research have been informed of the aims of a study and their rights - the case of criminal populations. (Commentary). Sociological Research Online, 7(1), 1-4. doi:10.5153/sro.678

DOI: 10.5153/sro.678

2001

Multiple drug use: patterns and practices of heroin and crack use in a population of opiate addicts in treatment (Journal article)

Beswick, David Best, Sian Rees, Ros, T. (2001). Multiple drug use: patterns and practices of heroin and crack use in a population of opiate addicts in treatment. Drug and Alcohol Review, 20(2), 201-204. doi:10.1080/09595230123134

DOI: 10.1080/09595230123134

2000

How the media do drugs: quality control and the reporting of drug issues in the UK print media (Journal article)

Coomber, R., Morris, C., & Dunn, L. (2000). How the media do drugs: quality control and the reporting of drug issues in the UK print media. International Journal of Drug Policy, 11(3), 217-225. doi:10.1016/S0955-3959(00)00046-3

DOI: 10.1016/S0955-3959(00)00046-3

1999

Assessing the Real Dangers of Illicit Drugs - Risk Analysis as the Way Forward? (Journal article)

Coomber, R. (1999). Assessing the Real Dangers of Illicit Drugs - Risk Analysis as the Way Forward?. Addiction Research, 7(2), 85-90. doi:10.3109/16066359909004376

DOI: 10.3109/16066359909004376

Lay Perceptions and Beliefs About the Adulteration of Illicit Drugs in the 1990s - A Student Sample (Journal article)

Coomber, R. (1999). Lay Perceptions and Beliefs About the Adulteration of Illicit Drugs in the 1990s - A Student Sample. Addiction Research, 7(4), 323-338. doi:10.3109/16066359909004390

DOI: 10.3109/16066359909004390

The Cutting of Heroin in the United States in the 1990s (Journal article)

Coomber, R. (1999). The Cutting of Heroin in the United States in the 1990s. Journal of Drug Issues, 29(1), 17-35. doi:10.1177/002204269902900102

DOI: 10.1177/002204269902900102

1998

The Control of Drugs and Drug Users Reason or Reaction? (Book)

Coomber, R. (Ed.) (1998). The Control of Drugs and Drug Users Reason or Reaction?. CRC Press.

1997

The adulteration of illicit drugs with dangerous substances—the discovery of a “myth” (Journal article)

Coomber, R. (1997). The adulteration of illicit drugs with dangerous substances—the discovery of a “myth”. Contemporary Drug Problems, 24(2), 239-271. doi:10.1177/009145099702400204

DOI: 10.1177/009145099702400204

Using the Internet for Survey Research (Journal article)

Coomber, R. (1997). Using the Internet for Survey Research. Sociological Research Online, 2(2), 1-10. doi:10.5153/sro.73

DOI: 10.5153/sro.73

Dangerous Drug Adulteration - An International Survey of Drug Dealers Using the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW) (Journal article)

Coomber, R. P. N. (1997). Dangerous Drug Adulteration - An International Survey of Drug Dealers Using the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW). International Journal of Drug Policy, 8, 71-81.

How Often Does the Adulteration/Dilution of Heroin Actually Occur: An Analysis of 228 ‘Street' Samples Across the UK (1995-1996) and Discussion of Monitoring Policy’ (Journal article)

Coomber, R. P. N. (1997). How Often Does the Adulteration/Dilution of Heroin Actually Occur: An Analysis of 228 ‘Street' Samples Across the UK (1995-1996) and Discussion of Monitoring Policy’. International Journal of Drug Policy, 8(4), 78-86.

The Adulteration of Drugs: What Dealers Do to Illicit Drugs, and What They Think is Done to Them (Journal article)

Coomber, R. (1997). The Adulteration of Drugs: What Dealers Do to Illicit Drugs, and What They Think is Done to Them. Addiction Research, 5(4), 297-306. doi:10.3109/16066359709004344

DOI: 10.3109/16066359709004344

Vim in the Veins–Fantasy or Fact: The Adulteration of Illicit Drugs (Journal article)

Coomber, R. (1997). Vim in the Veins–Fantasy or Fact: The Adulteration of Illicit Drugs. Addiction Research, 5(3), 195-212. doi:10.3109/16066359709005261

DOI: 10.3109/16066359709005261

1996

The Effect of Drug Use in Sport on People's Perception of Sport: The Policy Consequences (Journal article)

Coomber, R. P. N. (1996). The Effect of Drug Use in Sport on People's Perception of Sport: The Policy Consequences. International Journal of Performance Enhancing Drugs, 1(1), 16-20.

1994

Drugs and Drug Use in Society A Critical Reader (Book)

Coomber, R. (Ed.) (1994). Drugs and Drug Use in Society A Critical Reader.

1993

Drugs in Sport: Rhetoric or Pragmatism? (Journal article)

Coomber, R. P. N. (1993). Drugs in Sport: Rhetoric or Pragmatism?. International Journal of Drug Policy, 4(4), 69-78.

1992

Paradigms and Practice in Drug Services in England (Journal article)

MacGregor, S., Ettore, E., Coomber, R., & Crosier, A. (1992). Paradigms and Practice in Drug Services in England. International Journal of Drug Policy.

Substance Misuse and Ethnic Minorities: An Agenda for Change (Book)

Adebowale, V., Ranger, C., & Coomber, R. P. N. (1992). Substance Misuse and Ethnic Minorities: An Agenda for Change. Northampton: CAN Press.