Are we having the correct conversation about drugs in Britain? Is it a series of conversations that need to be tailored to geographical areas, with particular communities? In Bradford, is the drugs trade linked to particular communities, and is policing it a cultural minefield?
Author of acclaimed Asian gangster novel The Khan, Saima Mir, hosts a panel to explore whether current methods of policing Bradford’s drugs and criminal networks require a rethink, and better understanding of who and what is involved. Joining Saima will be fellow Bradford author A.A. Dhand, the author of a series of crime novels set in Bradford, featuring the work of fictional Bradford-based police detective Harry Virdee; Steve Snow, a former detective chief inspector and advisor to Amit on his books; and Dr Mohamed Qasim, visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics and the author of Young, Muslim and Criminal.