Alasdair Forsyth is a Senior Research Fellow at the Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research, and Institute for Society & Social Justice Research at Glasgow Caledonian University. Although originally a geographer, Alasdair has been working in the field of alcohol and other drugs research since 1985. Previous posts have included working on studies carried out at the Glasgow Centre for the Study of Violence at Glasgow in Caledonian University, at the Addiction Research Group at the University of Strathclyde, at the Medical Research Council’s Social & Public Health Sciences Unit and the Department of Adult & Continuing Education at the University of Glasgow. Alasdair has conducted research, published, and taught extensively on topics surrounding drug crime, novel/changing patterns of drug use, drug scares (moral panic), the night-time economy and alcohol beverage choice. His current research interests include alcohol-related violence (e.g. ‘glassing’ risk), the relationship between socio-economic disadvantage and substance use, and various aspects of legal/illegal drugs in relation to the media and culture.