Laughing Gas in UK Law

  • Danger — Sniffer at Large
    • Nbr. 50-1, January 1977
    • Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles
    ......as recently as a century ago, the inhala- tion of first nitrous oxide (laughing gas) then ether and finally chloroform was considered to be a genteel method of becoming in- ebriated. It was in November 1970 that ......
  • Impossible Attempts—Another View
    • Nbr. 39-1, January 1976
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... Crown Court, in which the defendant was acquitted of an attempt to commit contempt of court by releasing laughing gas from a cylinder, Lord Denning, having observed that the defendant had not carried out every step necessary to ......
  • The perceived challenges of working with patients who use new psychoactive substances: a qualitative study in a medium secure unit
    • Nbr. 22-1, December 2019
    • The Journal of Forensic Practice
    • 12-22
    Purpose: New psychoactive substances (NPS) are increasingly being used in secure mental health settings. Within these settings, NPS use presents a range of challenges and staff currently lack adequ...
    ...... can decrease the heart rate and the rate of breathingand lead to a loss of consciousness or even deathNitrous oxide (commonly known as“laughing gas”), Etizolam, GHB (commonlyknown as a “date rape drug”)Anti-anxiety andopioid-like drugsHallucinogens Most produce their effect by agonism ......
  • In court
    • Nbr. 65-4, December 2018
    • Probation Journal
    ...... of guidelines Aged 19 and of previous good character, S. was asked by H. to purchase nitrous oxide (commonly known as ‘laughing" gas’, a euphoria-inducing unlawful sub- stance) on his behalf from an address and was given £250 for that purpose. H. had been\xC2"......
  • Risk factors for self-reported delinquency in emerging adulthood
    • Nbr. 15-5, September 2018
    • European Journal of Criminology
    The goal of this study is to examine risk factors for delinquency in emerging adulthood, highlighting any differences between those generally found for adolescent delinquent behaviour. The importan...
    ...... included marijuana (decriminalized in the Neth- erlands), illegal drugs such as cocaine, as well as legal highs such as magic mushrooms and laughing gas. Scores ranged from 0 to 15 (M = 1.22, SD = 2.1). Need for autonomy. Respondents completed the Need for Autonomy scale (Agnew , 1984). A sum ......
  • Prohibition, privilege and the drug apartheid: The failure of drug policy reform to address the underlying fallacies of drug prohibition
    • Nbr. 16-4, September 2016
    • Criminology & Criminal Justice
    It appears to be a time of turbulence within the global drug policy landscape. The historically dominant model of drug prohibition endures, yet a number of alternative models of legalization, decri...
    ......Bancroft A (2009) Drugs, Intoxication and Society . Cambridge: Polity Press. Bassil R (2015) How will the new ban on laughing gas, poppers and legal highs affect this sum- mer’s festivals? Available at: http://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/blog/hey-uk-government-stop- ......
  • Comments on Cases
    • Nbr. 39-1, January 1975
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The
    ...... was a solicitor's clerk ("at £5 a day,knowing no law") who thought to enliven the proceedings in the Crown Court by introducing "laughing gas" into the court room through a cylinder duct. He stole a cylinder of the gas from a hospital lorry and left it in the court ......
  • Gender differences in self‐reported symptoms of depression and anxiety in adults with intellectual disabilities
    • Nbr. 7-4, July 2013
    • Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities
    • 191-200
    Purpose: This study aimed to examine for differences on how symptoms relating to depression and anxiety were reported by males and females with intellectual disability as part of the development of...
    ......Have you felt that things happen because of you?16. Have you felt that other people are looking at you, talking about you, or laughing at you?a. Have you worried a bout what other people think of you?17. Have you become very upset if someone says you have done something wrong or ......
  • First Aid
    • Nbr. 6-4, October 1933
    • Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles
    ...... officials became unusually jocular with the men; in fact they were all, as Swift might have said, ' pleased to be very merry', laughing and singing immoderately, albeit some of the officials had a vague suspicion that they were making fools of themselves. Artificial ......
  • Keep Breathing: Coping with Technology
    • Nbr. 23-5, June 2006
    • Library Hi Tech News
    • 27-30
    Purpose: To provide strategies to cope with the physical stresses caused by workstation ergonomics and “technostress.” Design/methodology/approach: A list of exercises and techniques to lessen the...
    ...... smoke or blood.Very rarely do you truly have to makean immediate decision.That is breathing in the heat of battle.When it is calmer ± no laughing, calmmoments do come eventually ± whenyou are at your desk, practice breathing.Get into your good sit position. Put onehand on your navel and the ......
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