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Ms Judith A Aldridge - publications

List of publications

Authored book

  • Aldridge, Judith, Fiona Measham, Lisa Williams. Illegal Leisure Revisited. London: Routledge, 2011. eScholarID:85959
  • Measham, Fiona, Judith Aldridge & Howard Parker. Dancing on Drugs. Free Association Books, 2001. eScholarID:85960
  • Aldridge, J., Measham, F., Parker, H. Dancing on Drugs: Risk, Health and Hedonism in the British Club Scene. Free Association Books, 2001. eScholarID:4b8
  • Parker, H., Aldridge, J., F Measham. Illegal Leisure: the normalisation of adolescent recreational drug use. London: Routledge, 1998. eScholarID:4b1958

Edited book

  • Aldridge, J. UK Drugs Unlimited: New Research and Policy Lessons on Illicit Drug Use. Edited by parker, H. Egginton, R. , Palgrave Macmillan, 2001. eScholarID:4b168

Book contribution

  • Aldridge, Judith; Decary-Hetu, David. "Cryptomarkets and the future of illicit drug markets." In Internet and Drug markets, ed. EMCDDA, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2015. eScholarID:282136
  • Ann Hagell, Judith Aldridge, Petra Meier, Tim Millar, Jennifer Symonds and Michael Donmall. "Trends in adolescent substance use, and their implications for understanding trends in mental health." In Changing Adolescence, ed. Ann Hagell, Bristol: Policy Press, 2012. eScholarID:136437
  • Aldridge, J, Ralphs, R and Medina, J. "Collateral damage." In Youth in Crisis?, ed. Barry Goldson, 72-88. London: Routledge, 2011. eScholarID:121790
  • Judith Aldridge, Juanjo Medina, Robert Ralphs. "Counting Gangs." In Youth Gangs in International Perspective, ed. Esbensen, Finn-Aage and Maxson, Cheryl L, Springer, 2011. eScholarID:132770
  • Medina, Juanjo, Aldridge, Judith, Ralphs, Robert. "Gang transformation, changes or demise." In Global Gangs, ed. Hazen, Jennifer, Rodgers, Dennis, University of Minnesota Press, 2011. eScholarID:77061
  • Aldridge, Judith, Medina-Ariza, Juanjo, Ralphs, Robert. "Dangers and problems of doing 'gang' research in the UK." In Street Gangs, Migration and Ethnicity, ed. Frank van Gemert, Dana Peterson, Inger-lise Lein, 31-46. Cullompton, Devon: Willan, 2008. eScholarID:3b3261
  • Williams, Lisa, Parker, Howard, Aldridge, Judith. "The normalisation of 'sensible' recreational drug use: further evidence from the NW England Longitudinal Study." In Drugs as Popular Culture, ed. P Manning, -. Cullompton, Devon: Willan, 2007. eScholarID:3b3260

Journal article

  • Aldridge, Judith. "Hidden Wholesale: How drug cryptomarkets may transform traditional 'offline' drug markets." International Journal of Drug Policy(2016) . eScholarID:282138
  • Décary-Hétu, David, Paquet-Clouston, Masarah, and Aldridge, Judith. "Going international. Risk taking and the willingness to ship internationally among drug cryptomarket vendors." International Journal of Drug Policy(2016) . eScholarID:282141
  • Judith Aldridge, David Decary-Hetu. "A response to Dolliver's "Evaluating drug trafficking on the Tor Network: Silk Road 2, the sequel"." International Journal of Drug Policy 26, no. 11(2015) : 1124 - 1125. eScholarID:266673 | DOI:10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.05.017
  • Aldridge, Judith, and Decary-Hetu, David. "Sifting through the Net: Monitoring of Online Offenders by Researchers." The European Review of Organised Crime 2, no. 2(2015) : 122-141. eScholarID:273477
  • Juanjo Medina, Robert Ralphs, Judith Aldridge. "Hidden behind the gunfire: young women’s experiences of gang related violence." Violence Against Women(2011) . eScholarID:102757 | DOI:10.1177/1077801212453983
  • Measham, Fiona, Williams, Lisa and Aldridge, Judith. "Marriage, mortgages and motherhood: What longitudinal studies can tell us about gender, drugs 'careers' and the normalisation of adult 'recreational' drug use." International Journal of Drug Policy(2011) . eScholarID:132771 | DOI:10.1016/j.drugpo.2011.06.001
  • Aldridge, Judith, Medina, Juanjo, Ralphs, Robert. "The problem of proliferation: guidelines for improving the security of qualitative data in a digital age." Research Ethics Review 6, no. 1(2010) : 3-9. eScholarID:77059 | DOI:10.1177/174701611000600102
  • Aldridge, Judith, Shute, Jon, Ralphs, Robert, and Medina, Juanjo. "Blame the parents? Challenges for parent-focused programmes for families of gang-involved young people." Children and Society DOI: 10.1111/j.1099-0860.2009.00282.x(2009) . eScholarID:75852 | DOI:10.1111/j.1099-0860.2009.00282.x
  • Gambles, Maureen A., McGlinchey, Tamsin, Aldridge, Judith, Murphy, Deborah, Ellershaw, John E. "Continuous quality improvement in care of the dying with the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient." International Journal of Care Pathways 13(2009) : 51-56. eScholarID:76437 | DOI:10.1258/jicp.2009.009011
  • Ralphs, Robert, Medina, Juanjo and Aldridge, Judith. "Who needs enemies with friends like these? The importance of place for young people living in known gang areas." Journal of Youth Studies 12, no. 5(2009) : 483-500. eScholarID:58381 | DOI:10.1080/13676260903083356
  • Aldridge, Judith. "Decline but no fall? New millennium trends in young people's use of illegal and illicit drugs in Britain." Health Education 108, no. 3(2008) : 189-206. eScholarID:1b5847 | DOI:10.1108/09654280810867079
  • Aldridge, Judith, Medina, Juanjo, Ralphs, Robert. "Gang research in the UK: Is it too dangerous?" Social Science Teacher 38, no. 1(2008) : 12-16. eScholarID:48129
  • Aldridge, Judith and Charles, Vikki. "Researching the intoxicated: Informed consent implicaitons for drug and alcohol research." Drug and Alcohol Dependence 93(2008) : 191-196. eScholarID:42164 | DOI:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2007.09.001
  • Edwards, P., Aldridge, J., Clarke, K. "Mind the Gap: Metadata in e-social science." Maximising Data Value: Data Use and Re-use(2005) . eScholarID:1b3458
  • Aldridge, J., J Morris, Howard Parker. "The Integrated Programme: an evaluation of a multi-component drugs prevention programme in northern England." Drugs: Education Prevention and Policy 9(2)(2002) : 153-168. eScholarID:1b3320 | DOI:10.1080/09687630110099353
  • Aldridge, J., Parker, H., L Williams. "The normalisation of 'sensible' recreational drug use: further evidence from the North West England longitudinal study." Sociology 36(4)(2002) : 941-964. eScholarID:1b3401 | DOI:10.1177/003803850203600408
  • Aldridge, J., S Wilkinson*, I Salmon*, B Wilson*. "An evaluation of aromatherapy massage in palliative care." Palliative Medicine Vol 13 - No. 5(1999) : pp. 409-417. eScholarID:1b7468
  • Aldridge, J. "Sildenafil (Viagra) is used as a recreational drug in England." British Medical Journal(1999) . eScholarID:1b1015
  • Aldridge, J., S Wilkinson*, K Bailey*, A Roberts*. "A longitudinal evaluation of a communication skills programme." Palliative Medicine(1998) . eScholarID:1b7469
  • Aldridge, J., S Wilkinson*, S Roberts*. "Nurse-patient communication in palliative care: an evaluation of a communication skills programme." Palliative Medicine Vol. 12(1998) : pps. 13-22. eScholarID:1b7420
  • Aldridge, J., Parker, H., Measham, F. "Rethinking young people's drug use." Health Education 5 (Aug)(1998) : pp. 164-172. eScholarID:1b7466
  • Measham, F., Parker, H., Aldridge, J. "The Teenage Transition: From adolescent recreational drug use to the young adult dance culture in Britain in the mid-1990s." Journal of Drug Issues (Special Edition) Vol. 28, No. 1(1998) : pp. 9-32. eScholarID:1b7419

Conference contribution

  • Judith Aldridge & Rebecca Askew. 2010. Sales and Marketing of Mephedrone in the UK under a Legislative Vacuum. In American Society of Criminology16 November 2010 - 20 November 2010. San Francisco Marriott Marquis. eScholarID:102756
  • Askew, Rebecca and Aldridge, Judith. 2010. Whats legality got to do with it? Purchasing and use of mephedrone as a legal drug in the UK. In Club Health 201007 June 2010 - 09 June 2010. Club X-tra, Zurich, Switzerland. eScholarID:102759
  • Judith Aldridge, Juanjo Medina & Robert Ralphs. 2009. Drug dealing and other incoming generating activities in the non-specialist gang: results from the YOGEC project. In European Society of Criminology09 September 2009 - 12 September 2009. University of Slovenia, Lujubljana, Slovenia. eScholarID:102760
  • 2009. Gangs in an English city: evolving dynamics and involvement in violence. In Global Gangs Workshop. Geneva, Switzerland. eScholarID:86089
  • 2009. Youth gangs in an English city: Place, space and violence. In Youth in Crisis? Gangs, Territoriality and Violence. BSC Youth Criminology/Youth Justice Network. University of Liverpool, UK. eScholarID:86087
  • 2009. Youth gangs in an English city: Research and criminological controversies. In Manheim British Society of Criminology Public Seminar Series. London School of Economics. eScholarID:86088
  • 2009. Youth gangs in the UK: How different are they from their American counterparts?. In 8th Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference. University of Missouri - St Louis, USA. eScholarID:86086
  • Medina, Juanjo, Aldridge, Judith & Ralphs, Robert. Youth gangs in the UK: context, evolution and violence. In Global Gangs: A Cross-National Comparison14 May 2009 - 15 May 2009. Geneva, Switzerland. eScholarID:102763
  • 2008. Gang culture: What initiatives should government be making now?. In Breakfast Meeting All Parliamentary Group for Social Science and Policy. House of Commons, London, UK. eScholarID:86090
  • 2007. Identifying gender-based correlates of youthful misbehaviour among gang and non-gang youth in five nations: A comparative analysis. In European Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Bologna, Italy. eScholarID:85964
  • 2007. The Confluence of Race and Youth Gangs: A Comparative Look at Youth in Five Nations. In European Society of Criminology. Bologna, Italy. eScholarID:85963
  • 2007. Youth Gangs and the Community. In British Society of Criminology Annual Conference. London, UK. eScholarID:85962
  • 2007. Youth Gangs in Five Nations: A Descriptive Analysis of Gang Membership and Misbehaviour. In American Society of Criminology. Atlanta, USA. eScholarID:85961
  • 2007. Youth Gangs in an English City: Conceptual and Definitional Issues. In European Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Bologna, Italy. eScholarID:85965
  • 2006. The Ethics and Politics of British Gang Research: Research Design Considerations for the ESRC 'Youth Gangs in an English City' Project. In European Society of Criminology Annual Conference. Tuebingen, Germany. eScholarID:85966
  • 2006. Youth Gangs as Messy Social Networks: Definitional Issues in Conducting Gang Research. In British Society of Criminology Annual Conference. Glasgow, UK. eScholarID:85967
  • 2006. Youth Gangs in Britain: National Data on Gang Membership and Risk Factors Using the 2004 Offending Crime and Justice Survey. In British Society of Criminology Annual Conference. Glasgow, UK. eScholarID:85968
  • 2005. Estimating gang membership in England and Wales: The Offending Crime and Justice Survey. In American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Toronto, Canada. eScholarID:86075
  • Aldridge, J., Ralphs, R., Medina-Ariza, J J. 2005. Street youth gangs in an English city: social exclusion, drugs and violence at the Eurogang VIII Workshop 'The Social contexts of gangs and troublesome youth groups in multi-ethnic Europe. In International Institute for the Sociology of Law. eScholarID:2b1035
  • 2005. Youth Gangs in an English City: Drugs Economies. In British Society of Criminology Conference. Leeds, UK. eScholarID:86076
  • 2004. Identifying gangs in a large English city: Measurement critieria and conflicting accounts. In European Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Amsterdam. eScholarID:86077
  • 2002. Ethical and methodological implications of interviewing intoxicated subjects: thoughts on the North West Dance Drugs Research Project. In European Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Toledo, Spain. eScholarID:86078
  • 1999. Hedonism versus health? Implications of recreational dance drug use in British night clubs. In American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Toronto, Canada. eScholarID:86079
  • 1998. A framework for measuring outcomes from harm reduction drug education programmes. In Society for the Study of Addictions Annual Symposium. York, UK. eScholarID:86081
  • 1998. Impact evaluation of an integrated community based drugs education programme. In Royal Statistical Society Special Issues Meeting on Drugs and Criminal Statistics. London, UK. eScholarID:86082
  • 1998. Measuring regular drug use amongst adolescents: 'drugs pathways'. In American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Washington, USA. eScholarID:86080
  • 1997. Drug decisions: patterns of initiation into drug use for English adolescents. In British Society of Criminology Conference. Belfast, UK. eScholarID:86083
  • 1997. Methodological issues surrounding measuring drinking frequency incorporating results of a three year longitudinal study. In 10th International Conference on Alcohol. Liverpool, UK. eScholarID:86084
  • 1992. Authorship, self and memory in survey research account writing. In 1st International Conference on Auto/biography. Manchester, UK. eScholarID:86085

Working paper

  • Aldridge, Judith, Decary-Hetu, David. "Not an 'Ebay for Drugs': The Cryptomarket 'Silk Road' as a Paradigm Shifting Criminal Innovation."(2014) . eScholarID:253395


  • Shute, J., Aldridge, J., Medina-Ariza, J J., Ralphs, R. 2008. Parents, families and gangs: effective family interventions for reducing harmful outcomes. Gang Research Unit, The University of Manchester. eScholarID:5b269
  • Aldridge, Judith, Medina, Juanjo. 2008. Youth Gangs in an English City. University of Manchester: eScholarID:5b355
  • Clare Sharp, Judith Aldridge, Juanjo Medina. 2006. Delinquent Youth Groups and Offending Behaviour: Findings from the 2004 Offending, Crime and Justice Survey. Home Office. Home Office Online Report 14/06. eScholarID:5b51
  • Aldridge, Judith, Parker, Howard, Measham, Fiona. 1999. Drug Trying and Drug Use Across Adolescence: A Longitudinal Study of Young People's Drug Taking in Two Regions of Northern England. London: Home Office. eScholarID:76532

Journal contribution

  • Medina, Juanjo, Ralphs, Robert, Aldridge, Judith. "Mentoring siblings of gang members: a template for reaching families of gang members?" Children and Society DOI:10.1111/j.1099-0860.2010.00307.x(2010) . eScholarID:81774
  • Aldridge, Judith. "Review of 'Reluctant Gangsters: The Changing Face of Youth Crime'." Youth Justice Journal(2010) . eScholarID:75856
  • Aldridge, J, Medina, J, Ralphs, R. "The Problem of Proliferation: Reply to McCrae and Murray." Research Ethics Review 6, no. 3(2010) . eScholarID:90082
  • Aldridge, Judith. "A hard habit to break? A role for substance use education in the new millenium." Health Education 108, no. 3(2008) : 185-188. eScholarID:58357

Technical report

  • Weerman, Frank, Cheryl L Maxson, Finn-Aage Esbensen, Judith Aldridge, Juanjo Medina, and Frank van Gemert. 2009. Eurogang Program Manual: Background, development and use of the Eurogang instruments in multi-site, multi-method comparative research. University of Missouri at St Louis: Eurogang. eScholarID:58536


  • Aldridge, J., Parker, H., F Measham*. Drug Trying and Drug Use Across Adolescence: A Longitudinal Study of Young People's Drug Taking in Two Regions of Northern England.. 1999. 1-84082-336-4. Home Office, London. 47 pages.
  • Aldridge, J., Parker, H., Measham, F. Patterns and Profiles of Young People's Recreational Drug Use and the Feasibility of Identifying 'Risk Factors. 1998. London.
  • Measham, F., Parker, H., Aldridge, J. Starting, Switching, Slowing and Stopping: Report for the DPI Integrated Programme. 1998. London. pp.1-69.