Dr Gary Potter

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Profile

Senior Lecturer, Law School.

Gary Potter graduated with a BA (Hons) in Law and Criminology from the University of Sheffield in 1999. He obtained his MA (distinction) in International Criminology in 2000 and his PhD ("Weed, Need and Greed: Domestic Marijuana Production and the UK Cannabis Market") in 2007, both at Sheffield, where he also served as a Lecturer from 2003-2004. From 2005-2008 he was a Lecturer in Criminology at Queen's University, Belfast, and from 2008-2015 he served as a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at London South Bank University. He joined Lancaster University Law School as a Senior Lecturer in 2015.

The three betrayals of the medical cannabis growing activist: from multiple victimhood to reconstruction, redemption and activism
Klein, A., Potter, G.R. 5/12/2017 In: International Journal of Drug Policy.
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Examining the blurred boundaries between medical and recreational cannabis: Results from an international study of small-scale cannabis cultivation
Hakkarainen, P., Decorte, T., Sznitman, S., Karjalainen, K., Barratt, M., Frank, V.A., Lenton, S., Potter, G.R., Werse, B., Wilkins, C. 29/11/2017 In: Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy .
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Not Particularly Special: critiquing ‘NPS’ as a category of drugs
Potter, G.R., Chatwin, C. 28/11/2017 In: Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy .
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Ethnographic research on crime and control: Editors' introduction
Fleetwood, J., Potter, G.R. 17/05/2017 In: Methodological Innovations. 10, 1, 11 p.
Editorial

Real gates to virtual fields: Integrating online and offline ethnography in studying cannabis cultivation and reflections on the applicability of this approach in criminological ethnography more generally
Potter, G.R. 17/05/2017 In: Methodological Innovations. 10, 1, 15 p.
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Greening criminology in the 21st century: contemporary debates and future directions in the study of environmental harm
Hall, M., Maher, J., Nurse, A., Potter, G.R., South, N., Wyatt, T. 01/2017 London : Routledge. 239 p. ISBN: 9781472467560.
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Introduction: greening criminology in the 21st century
Hall, M., Maher, J., Nurse, A., Potter, G.R., South, N., Wyatt, T. 01/2017 In: Greening criminology in the 21st century. London : Routledge p. 1-8. 8 p. ISBN: 9781472467560.
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CRIMINOLOGÍA VERDE COMO ECOCRIMINOLOGÍA: EL DESARROLLO DE UNA CIENCIA SOCIAL DEL CRIMEN ECOLÓGICAMENTE INFORMADA
Potter, G.R. 2017 In: Introducción a la Criminología Verde. Bogotá : Fondo Editorial Universidad Antonio Nariño
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Green Criminology
Potter, G.R. 2017 In: A companion to state power, liberties and rights. Policy Press p. 112-114. 3 p. ISBN: 978144732582.
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Evidence in European social drug research and drug policy
O'Gorman, A., Potter, G.R., Fountain, J. 12/2016 Lengerich : PABST Science Publishers. 132 p. ISBN: 9783958532632.
Book

Sex and drugs and EDM: the use and distribution of drugs within a London chemsex scene
Schierano, C., Potter, G.R. 12/2016 In: Evidence in European social drug research and drug policy. Lengerich : PABST Science Publishers p. 113-129. 17 p.
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The geography of environmental crime
Hall, M., Nurse, A., Potter, G.R., Wyatt, T. 07/2016 In: The geography of environmental crime. London : Palgrave Macmillan p. 1-10. 10 p. ISBN: 9781137538420.
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The geography of environmental crime: conservation, wildlife crime and environmental activism
Potter, G.R., Nurse, A., Hall, M. 07/2016 London : Palgrave Macmillan. 246 p. ISBN: 978113753842. Electronic ISBN: 9781137538437.
Book

Sheff David. Clean−Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy. New York: Mariner Books, 2014.
Potter, G.R. 20/06/2016 In: World Medical and Health Policy . 8, 2, 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Ross Coomber, Joseph Donnermeyer, Karen McElrath and John Scott (2014) Key Concepts in Crime and Society. London: Sage.
Potter, G.R. 10/06/2016 In: International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy. 5, 2, 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Attitudes of cannabis growers to regulation of cannabis cultivation under a non-prohibition cannabis model
Lenton, S., Frank, V.A., Barratt, M., Dahl, H., Potter, G. 03/2015 In: International Journal of Drug Policy. 26, 3, p. 257-266. 10 p.
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Global patterns of domestic cannabis cultivation: sample characteristics and patterns of growing across eleven countries
Potter, G., Barratt, M., Malm, A., Bouchard, M., Blok, T., Christensen, A., Decorte, T., Frank, V.A., Hakkarainen, P., Klein, A., Lenton, S., Perälä, J., Werse, B., Wouters, M. 03/2015 In: International Journal of Drug Policy. 26, 3, p. 226-237. 12 p.
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Growing medicine: small-scale cannabis cultivation for medical purposes in six countries
Hakkarainen, P., Frank, V.A., Barratt, M., Dahl, H., Decorte, T., Karjalainen, K., Lenton, S., Potter, G., Werse, B. 03/2015 In: International Journal of Drug Policy. 26, 3, p. 250-256. 7 p.
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Lessons from conducting trans-national Internet-mediated participatory research with hidden populations of cannabis cultivators
Barratt, M., Potter, G., Wouters, M., Wilkins, C., Werse, B., Perälä, J., Pedersen, M., Nguyen, H., Malm, A., Lenton, S., Korf, D., Klein, A., Heyde, J., Hakkarainen, P., Frank, V.A., Decorte, T., Blok, T. 03/2015 In: International Journal of Drug Policy. 26, 3, p. 238-249. 12 p.
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The globalisation of cannabis cultivation: a growing challenge
Decorte, T., Potter, G. 03/2015 In: International Journal of Drug Policy. 26, 3, 5 p.
Editorial

Blurred boundaries: the artificial distinction between 'use' and 'supply' in the UK cannabis market
Chatwin, C., Potter, G. 2015 In: Contemporary Drug Problems. 41, 4, p. 522-535. 14 p.
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Book Review: Nigel South & Avi Brisman (Eds) Routledge Handbook of Green Criminology
Potter, G. 2014 In: Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology. 2, 2, 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Change and continuity: researching evolving drug landscapes in Europe
Potter, G., Wouters, M., Fountain, J. 2014 Lengerich : PABST Science Publishers. ISBN: 9783958530065.
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Change and continuity in the European drug landscape: an introduction
Potter, G. 2014 In: Change and continuity. Lengerich : PABST Science Publishers ISBN: 9783958530065.
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The criminogenic effects of environmental harm: bringing a 'green' perspective to mainstream criminology
Potter, G. 2014 In: Environmental crime and its victims. Farnham : Ashgate p. 7-22. 16 p.
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Book review: Stephanie C Kane, Where Rivers Meet the Sea: The Political Ecology of Water
Potter, G. 11/2013 In: Theoretical Criminology. 17, 4, 4 p.
Book/Film/Article review

From “social supply” to “real dealing”: drift, friendship and trust in drug dealing careers
Taylor, M., Potter, G. 10/2013 In: Journal of Drug Issues. 43, 4, p. 392-406. 15 p.
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Justifying 'green' criminology: values and 'taking sides' in an ecologically informed social science
Potter, G. 2013 In: The values of criminology and criminal justice. London : Polity Press
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Social supply and hard drug markets
Potter, G., Osiniagova, A. 2013 In: Snapshots of social drug research in Europe. Lengerich : PABST Science Publishers p. 309-311. 3 p. ISBN: 9783899679113.
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Getting 'high' from crime: perspectives on the drug-crime connection
Potter, G., Osiniagova, A. 2012 In: The meaning of high. Lengerich : PABST Science Publishers
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I predict a riot: green politics, environmental activism and socio-ecological despair
Potter, G. 2012 In: Criminal Justice Matters. 90, 1, p. 20-21. 2 p.
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Pushing the boundaries of (a) green criminology: environmental harm as a cause of crime
Potter, G. 2012
Other contribution

The problem with skunk
Potter, G., Chatwin, C. 2012 In: Drugs and Alcohol Today. 12, 4, p. 232-240. 9 p.
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Towards a framework of contextual integrity: legality, trust and compliance of CCTV signage
Lizar, M., Potter, G. 2012 In: Eyes everywhere. Abingdon : Routledge ISBN: 9780415668644.
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Understanding global patterns of domestic cannabis cultivation
Barratt, M., Bouchard, M., Decorte, T., Frank, V.A., Hakkarainen, P., Lenton, S., Malm, A., Nguyen, H., Potter, G. 2012 In: Drugs and Alcohol Today. 12, 4, p. 213-221. 9 p.
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What is green criminology?
Potter, G. 2012
Other contribution

Drug trafficking and political movements
Potter, G. 2011 In: Sage encyclopedia of drug policy. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage ISBN: 9781412976961.
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Drugs-crime connection
Potter, G. 2011 In: Sage encyclopedia of drug policy. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage ISBN: 9781412976961.
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Emerging trends in cannabis cultivation - and the way forward
Bouchard, M., Potter, G., Decorte, T. 2011 In: World wide weed. Farnham : Ashgate
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International drug policies: eradication of narcotic crops
Potter, G. 2011 In: Sage encyclopedia of drug policy. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage ISBN: 9781412976961.
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Keeping down the weeds: cannabis eradication in the developed world
Potter, G. 2011 In: World wide weed. Farnham : Ashgate
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Researching cannabis markets online: some lessons from the virtual field
Potter, G., Chatwin, C. 2011 In: Markets, methods and messages. Lengerich : PABST Science Publishers
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The globalization of cannabis cultivation
Potter, G., Bouchard, M., Decorte, T. 2011 In: World wide weed. Farnham : Ashgate
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World wide weed: global trends in cannabis cultivation and its control
Decorte, T., Potter, G., Bouchard, M. 2011 Aldershot : Ashgate. 314 p. ISBN: 9781409417804. Electronic ISBN: 9781409494386.
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Weed, need and greed: a study of domestic cannabis cultivation
Potter, G. 2010 London : Free Association Books. 276 p. ISBN: 9781853432033.
Book

What is green criminology?
Potter, G. 2010 In: Sociology Review. 20, 2
Journal article

You reap what you sow: the profit, pleasure and pain in domestic cannabis cultivation
Potter, G. 2010 In: Pleasure, pain and profit. Lengerich : PABST Science Publishers
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Exploring retail-level drug distribution: social supply, "real" dealers and the user/dealer interface
Potter, G. 2009 In: Old and new policies, theories, research methods and drug users across Europe. Lengerich : PABST Science Publishers
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Cohabitation and intestacy: public opinion and law reform
Williams, C., Potter, G., Douglas, G. 2008 In: Child and Family Law Quarterly. 2008, 4, p. 499-521. 23 p.
Journal article

The growth of cannabis cultivation: explanations for import substitution in the UK
Potter, G. 2008 In: Cannabis in Europe. Lengerich : PABST Science Publishers
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Fairness in ancillary relief
Williams, C., Potter, G. 2007 In: Web Journal of Current Legal Issues. 2007, 1
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Two birds, one stone: combining student assessment and socio-legal research
Potter, G., Williams, C. 2007 In: Law Teacher. 41, 1, p. 1-18. 18 p.
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Parental responsibility and the duty to consult
Potter, G., Williams, C. 2005 In: Child and Family Law Quarterly. 17, 2, p. 207-229. 23 p.
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Review of 'The Political Economy of the Drug Industry: Latin America and the International System'
Potter, G. 2005 In: British Journal of Criminology. 45, 5, 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Urban crop circles: urban cannabis growers in the North of England
Potter, G., Dann, S. 2005 In: Cocktails and dreams. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey : Pearson Prentice Hall ISBN: 9780130987518.
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