Dr. Thomas Mieczkowski is a researcher and academic whose research interests have included drug smuggling, theories of syndicated criminal organizations, drug distribution organizations and methods, and drug epidemiology, especially the estimation of drug prevalence using bioassays. Dr. Mieczkowski has published numerous scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as his book on drug policy Drugs, Crime & Social Policy, which was published in 1993. In addition to his research, he has served as a consultant and collaborator on drug policy issues with local, state, and federal agencies. Dr. Mieczkowski is an active member of the International Association of Forensic Toxicology, The British Academy of Forensic Sciences, The European Hair Research Society, The American Society of Criminology and is recognized as an authority on the use of human hair for the detection of psychoactive drugs.Dr. Mieczkowski has lectured at the Royal Medical Society in London and serves as an advisor to the Stapleford Trust in Great Britain, a medical organization devoted to issues involving the treatment of substance abuse. He is also a consultant to the National Institute of Health Sciences in Japan, and is a collaborator with Dr. Yuji Nakahara, head of the narcotics section of the Institute.
(forthcoming). Evaluating drug use prevalence among juvenile offenders using hair analysis. Forthcoming publication in The International Journal of the Addictions.(1997). The field evaluation of passive contamination of hair by cocaine: Examining chronic exposure of narcotic officers to cocaine. Forensic Science International, 84(1).(1996). Life with crack: Women's experiences and voices. In In Their Own Words: Criminals on Crime. P. Crimwell, (Ed.). Roxbury Press.