Dr Jack Spicer

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Dr Jack Spicer is a Lecturer in Criminology and Early Career Researcher. For his doctoral studies he explored the emergence of the 'County Lines' drug supply model and how it was being responded to. This reflects his wider research interests into the functioning of illicit drug markets, the enforcement of drug laws and drug policy reform.

Dr Spicer has published articles in leading journals, presented papers at a range of international conferences and was awarded 'Best Early Career Researcher' by the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy in 2019. As a member of a number of domestic and international networks, he also regularly contributes to practitioner events and public engagement activities. He is the co-editor of Routledge's 'Drugs, Crime and Society' book series and is currently writing a monograph on the policing of evolving drug markets in provincial towns.

Dr Spicer is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He teaches modules on areas including criminological theory, drugs and cultural criminology.

Area of expertise

Illicit drug markets; drug law enforcement; policing; multi-agency partnerships; qualitative research methods 


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