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[Contents][Appendix 1]
[Reference 119][Reference 121]

E is for Ecstasy by Nicholas Saunders

Appendix 1: Reference Section

120 Rave Research Bureau, 25 Halkyn Avenue, Liverpool L17 2AH

This is the trading name of Dr. Russell Newcombe, lecturer in social policy and social work at Manchester University, under which he supplies information sheets and reports on Ecstasy use and related matters. Dr. Newcombe's consultancy work also includes organising surveillance of raves and nightclubs for their owners and producing reports on the presence of drug dealing and use.

His surveillance method conforms to a 10-point code of practice. (1) Researchers must be suitable, i.e. qualified social workers or similar care professionals. (2) Researchers must participate in specialist training and know the relevant legislation. (3) Work is voluntary. (4) Researchers should be familiar with rave conditions and hours. (5) While working, researchers' behaviour must simulate the behaviour of customers. (6) They should blend in but avoid making strong personal connections. (7) If drugs are offered for sale, they should inquire about the price only. (8) Monitoring should be kept covert, and notes should be written after the event. (9) Incidents involving the police should be observed at a distance. (10) Researchers must not to talk to the press, media etc. without permission.

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