R.Terry Furst

Summary

Affiliation: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Location: New York , US
Summary:
Dr. Furst received an MA in sociology from City College (CUNY) and a PhD in sociology from the Graduate Faculty, The New School for Social Research. He served on the faculties of the College of Staten Island,the University of Alberta, and New York University. Dr. Furst is currently an assistant professor of anthropology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. His focus over the last two decades has been on ethnographic research on subcultures of drug abusers, illegal drug markets, sex workers, street level drug dealers, the transmission of HIV among injecting drug users, the evaluation of street outreach intervention workers, the adulteration of heroin in New York City, and the diffusion of heroin in the mid-Hudson region of New York State, stop and frisk in New York City, and the stigmatized status of cigarette smokers in New York C ity.

His research also includes the evaluation of Buprenorphine among opiate dependent patients, misuse, and the diffusion of the drug. Within these research domains, he has incorporated theoretical concepts about social status, stigma, and societal processes engendering emergent norms. He has also conducted research on the occupation subculture of professional boxers, and the construction of competitive games for the mildly retarded. His doctoral dissertation was on the socio-historic image of the professional baseball player in the 19th Century. He has published in all the aforementioned areas. In an editorial on Dr. Furst
Publications:
Furst, R.Terry. Suboxone Misuse along the Opiate Maintenance Treatment Pathway. Journal of Addictive Diseases. April 2013 Vol. 32 Issue 1.

Furst, R.Terry and Rebecca Balleto. 2011. Heroin Abuse and Collective Identity: Correlates and Consequences of Geographical Place. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. Published November 23, Vol. 16:23, online DOI 10.1007/s469-011-9354.

Furst, R. Terry, Ric Curtis, and Rebecca Stanley. 2009. The transformation of drug markets and its impact on HIV outreach to injection drug users in New York City, 1987-2008. Journal of Substance Use and Misuse, 46:150-158.

Furst,R. Terry and Kirsten E. Hunt. 2006.
The impact of stigma on commercial sex workers, IDUs and those who trade sex for drugs. International Journal of Crime, and Criminal Justice and Law, Vol. 1(2):173-195, December.

Furst, R.Terry and Rebecca Balleto. 2011. Heroin Abuse and Collective Identity: Correlates and Consequences of Geographical Place. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. Published November 23, Vol. 16:23, online DOI 10.1007/s469-011-9354.
Furst, R. Terry, Christopher Herrmann, Ray Leung, John Galea, and Kirsten Hunt. 2004. The diffusion of heroin in the mid-Hudson region of New York State. Addiction, Vol. 99(4): 431-441.



Furst, R.Terry. 2000. The re-engineering of heroin: an emerging heroin

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Heroin diffusion in the mid-Hudson region of New York State
    R Terry Furst
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice CUNY, NY, USA
    Addiction 99:431-41. 2004
  2. doi request reprint The transformation of drug markets and its impact on HIV outreach to injection drug users in New York City, 1987-2008
    R Terry Furst
    Anthropology Department, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, New York 10019, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 46:150-8. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Suboxone misuse along the opiate maintenance treatment pathway
    R Terry Furst
    Department of Anthropology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, New York 10019, USA
    J Addict Dis 32:53-67. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint A select annotated bibliography: illegal drug research in rural and suburban areas
    Kirsten Hunt
    Department of International and Transcultural Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 38:173-88. 2006

Collaborators

  • Kirsten Hunt

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Publications4

  1. ncbi request reprint Heroin diffusion in the mid-Hudson region of New York State
    R Terry Furst
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice CUNY, NY, USA
    Addiction 99:431-41. 2004
    ....
  2. doi request reprint The transformation of drug markets and its impact on HIV outreach to injection drug users in New York City, 1987-2008
    R Terry Furst
    Anthropology Department, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, New York 10019, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 46:150-8. 2011
    ..Through these lenses, the article examines some of the reasons why they were or were not successful and discusses prospects for the future...
  3. doi request reprint Suboxone misuse along the opiate maintenance treatment pathway
    R Terry Furst
    Department of Anthropology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, New York 10019, USA
    J Addict Dis 32:53-67. 2013
    ..Results are discussed in conjunction with the difficulties inherent to substance abuse treatment and suggestions for improvement are offered...
  4. ncbi request reprint A select annotated bibliography: illegal drug research in rural and suburban areas
    Kirsten Hunt
    Department of International and Transcultural Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 38:173-88. 2006
    ..These are: drug consumption, drug distribution, drug prices, and ethnography. An exhaustive review of the literature was not undertaken, but rather a focus on research that addresses drug consumption and distribution is put forward...