Assistant Professor Christopher St. Vil and co-authors publish “On papers”: Perceptions of synthetic cannabinoid use among black makes under criminal justice supervision

Published February 10, 2016

Christopher St. Vil

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Christopher St. Vil and co-authors on the publication of their article “On papers”: Perceptions of synthetic cannabinoid use among black makes under criminal justice supervision, in Health and Justice.

Richardson, J.B., St. Vil, C., Wish, E., & Cooper, C. (2016). “On papers”: Perceptions of synthetic cannabinoid use among black makes under criminal justice supervision. Health and Justice 4(1).

Abstract:

Background: A number of studies reveal a strong linkage between SC use and avoiding positiveurine creens. Despite this work and given the high rates of criminal justice supervision among Black men in the U.S., little is known about SC usage among Black men under criminal justice supervision.

Methods: In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with 11 Black men under criminal justicesupervision treated by an urban ED for violent injury.

Results: Themes that emerged from the analysis include 1) prevalence of use, 2)health literacy, 3) availability and costs, 4) negative side effects, and 5) criminal justice supervision.

Conclusions: Criminal justice supervision policies are a contributing factor to SC use among Black men under criminal justice supervision