Publications & Team

Current Research

Gills current work includes an ESRC funded evaluation of the College of Policing's What Works Centre for Crime Reduction - the Centre is aiming to build on and enhance the UK's capacity to develop, disseminate and apply evidence-based approaches to policing and crime reduction.

Background and Expertise

Gill has over 15 years' experience of conducting criminal policy research. This includes evaluations of criminal justice interventions, such as arrest and court diversion schemes for street sex workers and offenders with mental health and substance misuse problems and 'One-Stop-Shop' community services for women offenders. She has also conducted research on peer mentoring in the criminal justice system and its value for supporting offenders leaving custody.

More recently her research interests have focused on lay understanding of the criminal justice process and on victims', witnesses' and defendants' experiences of the criminal courts.

Gill is a language editor and reviewer for the International Journal of Drug Policy. She has an MSc in Health Sociology from London South Bank University and an MA (Hons) in Sociology from the University of Glasgow.


Sex work & problem drug use: the links, problems & possible solutions

  • Author(s) May, T. and  Hunter G.
  • SubjectGender and crime
  • Year2006
  • LocationCullompton
  • Publisher/PublicationWillan Publishing
  • Misc infoin Campbell, R., O’Neill, M. and Matthews, R (eds) Sex Work Now

Intermittent Custody Pilot: A descriptive study

Meeting the healthcare needs of offenders with learning disabilities

  • Author(s) Herrington, V., Hunter, G. and Harvey, S.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2005
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationLearning Disability Practice, 8(4):28-32

The introduction of drug arrest referral schemes in London

  • Author(s) Hunter, G., McSweeney, T. and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2005
  • Publisher/PublicationInternational Journal of Drug Policy, 16(5): 343-352
  • Misc infoA partnership between drug services and the police

Tackling client violence in female street prostitution: Inter-agency working between outreach agencies & the police

  • Author(s) Penfold, C.,  Hunter, G., Campbell, R., and Barham, L.
  • SubjectGender and crime
  • Year2004
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationPolicing and Society, 14, (4), pp 365 – 379

Solutions & Strategies: drug problems & street sex markets

  • Author(s) Hunter, G., May, T. and Drug Strategy Directorate
  • SubjectGender and crime
  • Year2004
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHome Office

Arrest referral in London police stations: Characteristics of the first year. A key point of intervention for drug users

  • Author(s)

    Oerton, J., Hunter, G., Hickman, Morgan, D., Turnbull, P., Kothari, G. and Marsden, J.

  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2003
  • Publisher/PublicationDrug: Education, Prevention and Policy, 10, (1), pp 73-85
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