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Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. Andrew's research interests include: drugs (all aspects), subcultures and gangs, violence (all aspects including terrorism, state sponsored and genocide), inequality and crime, criminological theory, young people, crime and justice, social control and policing.

His book Northern soul: music, drugs and subcultural identity was published in 2007.

The blanket ban on drugs is needed, but it won't work – as I know from personal experience

Mar 23, 2016 16:21 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

In April, legal highs will join the list of illegal highs under the much criticised Psychoactive Substances Act 2016. This ban on legal highs, or novel psychoactive substances (NPS), is intended to cover a range of largely...

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Economy

LG Electronics, Magna joint venture to sign a deal with Apple for its EV project

LG Electronics has a joint business with Magna International, a Canadian mobility technology company for automakers. Together, they have formed the LG Magna e-Powertrain for their collaboration, and it was reported that it...

Huawei blames US for chip shortage, eyes cooperation with S. Korea, Japan, Europe

Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei Technologies Co. blamed the US for a global chip shortage that stalled production across manufacturing industries and called for cooperation with South Korea, Japan, and Europe to...

Alessandra Galloni appointed as Reuters' new editor-in-chief

Reuters News just announced that it has appointed its new editor-in-chief and named Alessandra Galloni. She is said to be the very first woman to take the post in the news agencys 170-year history. As per Reuters,...

Domino’s Pizza testing its Nuro robot for delivery of orders

Dominos Pizza is aiming to use a robot to fulfill its orders for delivery. The restaurant was revealed to be testing its R2 vehicle, a Nuro-made autonomous vehicle that will deliver pizzas to customers. As per CNBC, the...

Politics

Donald Trump investigation: Ex-POTUS says Congress cannot see his tax returns because he's out of office

Former President Donald Trump has long evaded publicizing his financial records compared to his predecessors and successor Joe Biden. With Congress also requesting to see his tax returns, Trump has cited that Congress...

World War 3: Scientist warns countries developing nuclear weapons may be increasingly pushed to engage in warfare

Over the years, more countries have since developed their own nuclear arsenals. However, the tensions in recent years could now trigger a new world war, as a scientist has warned that the countries developing a nuclear...

Donald Trump lawsuit: Ex-POTUS' former fixer Michael Cohen seeks to have home confinement sentence suspended

One of the most vocal critics of now-former President Donald Trump is his former fixer, Michael Cohen. Currently serving on a home confinement sentence, Cohen is seeking to have his sentence suspended as he is set to meet...

Joe Biden called for 'peace and calm' following Daunte Wright shooting

Another shooting occurred this week when a police officer opened fire at 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Minnesota. President Joe Biden called for peace following news of Wrights death. Speaking to the press at the Oval...

Science

Feeding cows a few ounces of seaweed daily could sharply reduce their contribution to climate change

Methane is a short-lived but powerful greenhouse gas and the second-largest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide. And the majority of human-induced methane emissions comes from livestock. About 70% of...

Researchers have grown 'human embryos' from skin cells. What does that mean, and is it ethical?

Researchers have successfully grown model versions of early human embryos by reprogramming cells from human skin. The breakthrough potentially opens up new ways to study the earliest phases of human development, learn more...

Artemis: how ever changing US space policy may push back the next Moon landing

Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan blasted off from the Taurus-Littrow valley on the Moon in their lunar module Challenger on December 14 1972. Five days later, they splashed down safely in the Pacific, closing the Apollo...

As the Perseverance rover lands on Mars, there's a lot we already know about Mars from meteorites found on Earth

NASAs Perseverance rover successfully touched down on Mars this morning, and has already begun beaming back images. But people might be surprised to learn there have been another 48 missions to the red planet so far. Of...

Transparent wood is coming, and it could make an energy-efficient alternative to glass

Wood is an ancient material humans have been using for millions of years, for the construction of housing, ships and as a source of fuel for burning. Its also a renewable source, and one way to capture excess carbon...

Technology

‘BioShock 4’ developer’s job listing for Senior Writer hints at an open-world setting

Fans of the retrofuturistic-themed video game series BioShock have known for a while that a fourth main title installment is underway. Updates on the progress of its development have been scarce, but developer Cloud...

Top-tier iPad Pro could face delayed launch or limited availability due to Mini-LED shortage

Apples next lineup of iPad Pro tablets is some of the most anticipated tech products right now, especially with rumors that its 12.9-inch model would adopt Mini-LED displays. However, suppliers are reportedly facing parts...

Apple confirms ‘Spring Loaded’ event is set for April 20

After weeks of information leaks going back and forth about Apples spring event, the tech giant has finally confirmed that a product launch is slated later this month. While the company has provided key details about the...

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 could be announced this week with a retail launch on April 27

There have been several reports about the anticipated Surface Laptop 4 over the last few months that suggest its announcement could be around the corner. After details about its technical specifications have leaked, it is...

Pixel 5a is NOT canceled as Google confirms 5G variant exists

The rumor mill may have forced Google to confirm the existence of Pixel 5a ahead of its expected release date. The company issued a statement to verify the existence of the mid-range phone, especially a 5G variant,...
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