Practice & Policy Lecture Series
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet:

​The Practice and Policy Lecture Series has been developed to provide thought-provoking presentations on Oklahoma's emerging policy issues, trends and best practices. The series is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Service of Office of Performance Outcomes & Accountability and the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management with the goal of providing the best educational opportunities available in a forum that offers participants an opportunity to question, share and learn from each other.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Practice and Policy Research Quarterly 

Recorded Lectures

Child Care
Child Welfare
Customer Service
Developmental Disabilities
Domestic Violence
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Health Care
Marriage and Family
Poverty Solutions


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


Click here to register.


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).



Last Updated: April 13, 2018
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Street address: Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Mailing address: P.O. Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 521-3646
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