Paul Goldstein is one of the leading experts on relationships between substance use and trafficking and violence. His research has been supported by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Justice, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is author or co-author of numerous books, articles and chapters. He has testified before the US Senate Committee, the US Sentencing Commission and in US District Courts. He was a consultant to ATV (England) and has appeared on several TV talk shows in the United States, as well as on C-Span.Dr. Goldstein has worked for the New York State Office of Crime Control Planning, the New York State Division of Substance Abuse Services, and was Deputy Director of Narcotic and Drug Research, Inc. He is currently Associate Professor in the School of Public Health, and Faculty Fellow at the Great Cities Institute, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University (1978).
(2000). Modes of adaptation to termination of the SSI/SSDI addiction disability: Hustlers, good citizens and lost souls. Advances in Medical Sociology 7, pp215-238.(1997). The relationship between drugs and violence.World Drug Report United Nations International Drug Control Program. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.116-121.