About Geert Slabbekoorn

Currently an analyst in public security, previously researcher on dark web drug trade and related use. Occasional Twitter user, regular runner and hiker.

Geert Slabbekoorn works as an analyst in the field of public security. In addition he has published on different aspects of dark web drug trade in Belgium. Find him on twitter, tweeting all things drug related @GeertJS.

NBN Episodes hosted by Geert:

Rick Strassman, "The Psychedelic Handbook: A Practical Guide to Psilocybin, LSD, Ketamine, MDMA, and DMT/Ayahuasca" (Ulysses Press, 2022)

September 16, 2022

The Psychedelic Handbook

Rick Strassman

Entering the world of psychedelic drugs can be challenging, and many aren't sure where to start. As research continues to expand and legalization loom…

Willem Bart de Lint, "Blurring Intelligence Crime: A Critical Forensics" (Springer, 2022)

July 15, 2022

Blurring Intelligence Crime

Willem Bart de Lint

Willem Bart de Lint's Blurring Intelligence Crime: A Critical Forensics (Springer, 2022) explores the conundrum that political fortune is dependent bo…

Anna Sergi et al., "Ports, Crime and Security: Governing and Policing Seaports in a Changing World" (Bristol UP, 2021)

June 30, 2022

Ports, Crime and Security

Anna Sergi, Alexandria Reid, Luca Storti, and Marleen Easton

The COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit and the US-China trade dispute have heightened interest in the geopolitics and security of modern ports. Ports are whe…

Marc Schuilenburg, "Hysteria: Crime, Media, and Politics" (Routledge, 2021)

June 15, 2022


Marc Schuilenburg

According to the medical world, hysteria is a thing of the past, an outdated diagnosis that has disappeared for good. Hysteria: Crime, Media, and Poli…

Gian Maria Campedelli, "Machine Learning for Criminology and Crime Research: At the Crossroads" (Routledge, 2022)

June 14, 2022

Machine Learning for Criminology and Crime Research

Gian Maria Campedelli

Machine Learning for Criminology and Crime Research: At the Crossroads (Routledge, 2022) reviews the roots of the intersection between machine learnin…

Chase Burton, "Nicole Rafter" (Routledge, 2021)

March 2, 2022

Nicole Rafter

Chase Burton

Nicole Rafter (Routledge, 2021) is a critical summary and exegesis of the work of Nicole Rafter, who was a leading scholar of the history of biologi…

Alison Ritter, "Drug Policy" (Routledge, 2021)

December 14, 2021

Drug Policy

Alison Ritter

Taking a multidisciplinary perspective (including public health, sociology, criminology, and political science amongst others), and using examples fro…

Craig W. Stevens, "The Drug Expert: A Practical Guide to the Impact of Drug Use in Legal Proceedings" (Academic Press, 2020)

November 24, 2021

The Drug Expert

Craig W. Stevens

Craig W. Stevens' book The Drug Expert: A Practical Guide to the Impact of Drug Use in Legal Proceedings (Academic Press, 2021) targets academic and i…

Simon Egbert and Matthias Leese, "Criminal Futures: Predictive Policing and Everyday Police Work" (Routledge, 2020)

November 12, 2021

Criminal Futures

Simon Egbert and Matthias Leese

Simon Egbert and Matthias Leese's Criminal Futures: Predictive Policing and Everyday Police Work (Routledge, 2020) explores how predictive policing tr…

Kant Patel and Mark E. Rushefsky, "The Opioid Epidemic in the United States: Missed Opportunities and Policy Failures" (Routledge, 2021)

October 20, 2021

The Opioid Epidemic in the United States

Kant Patel and Mark E. Rushefsky

The current opioid epidemic in the United States began in the mid-1990s with the introduction of a new drug, OxyContin, viewed as a safer and more eff…

Nathaniel Morris, "Soldiers, Saints, and Shamans: Indigenous Communities and the Revolutionary State in Mexico's Gran Nayar, 1910-1940" (U Arizona Press, 2020)

October 11, 2021

Soldiers, Saints, and Shamans

Nathaniel Morris

The Mexican Revolution gave rise to the Mexican nation-state as we know it today. Rural revolutionaries took up arms against the Díaz dictatorship in …

Teun Voeten, "Mexican Drug Violence: Hybrid Warfare, Predatory Capitalism and the Logic of Cruelty" (2020)

October 8, 2021

Mexican Drug Violence

Teun Voeten

With an estimated 250,000 people killed in 15 years, the Mexican drug war is the most violent conflict in the Western world. It shows no sign of abati…

Aleksandra Bartoszko, "Treating Heroin Addiction in Norway: The Pharmaceutical Other" (Routledge, 2021)

September 20, 2021

Treating Heroin Addiction in Norway

Aleksandra Bartoszko

Focusing on the world of Norwegian Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) in the aftermath of significant reforms, Aleksandra Bartoszko's book Treati…

Javier Guerrero C., "Narcosubmarines: Outlaw Innovation and Maritime Interdiction in the War on Drugs" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020)

June 15, 2021


Javier Guerrero C.

Javier Guerrero's "Narcosubmarines: Outlaw Innovation and Maritime Interdiction in the War on Drugs" (Palgrave, 2020) is about the encounters of Colom…

Anita Hardon, "Chemical Youth: Navigating Uncertainty in Search of the Good Life" (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020)

April 14, 2021

Chemical Youth

Anita Hardon

Anita Hardon's Chemical Youth: Navigating Uncertainty in Search of the Good Life (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020) explores how young people engage with chem…

Stephen Snelders, "Drug Smuggler Nation: Narcotics and the Netherlands, 1920-95" (Manchester UP, 2021)

March 31, 2021

Drug Smuggler Nation

Stephen Snelders

Why did the international drug regulatory regime of the twentieth century fail to stop an explosive increase in trade and consumption of illegal drugs…