Thursday, May 10th, noon - 1:00 pm.
Rashi Shukla, Ph.D.
Professor, Criminal Justice
University of Central Oklahoma
Methamphetamine: A Journey to Understanding
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
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Summary: In 2004, Oklahoma led the nation with the enactment of precursor controls aimed at limiting access to pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient used to manufacture methamphetamine. More than a decade later, methamphetamine continues to be a serious issue in communities across Oklahoma and beyond. This presentation highlights key findings from a multi-method research project on Oklahoma's methamphetamine problem. The insights gleaned from diverse perspectives, including law enforcement and former manufacturers, will be discussed. Key challenges of responding to this multi-faceted problem will be outlined.
Rashi K. Shukla is a Professor of Criminal Justice from the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Oklahoma. She received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University. Since 2005, she has served as the Principal Investigator of a multi-method study of the methamphetamine problem. More recently, her research has expanded to understanding the challenges of responding to crime and drugs in rural communities. Dr. Shukla has published on trends in methamphetamine production and trafficking nationally and internationally. Her book, Methamphetamine: A Love Story, illuminates immersion in the world of methamphetamine from the perspectives of those formerly involved (University of California Press, 2016).