Publications & Team

Current Research

He currently leads a team conducting a national study considering the relative effectiveness of the juvenile secure estate for the YJB as well as a study of EU drug markets and the national evaluation of the Offender Engagement Programme for the National Offender Management Service.

Background and Expertise

Paul has over 20 years' experience of researching criminal policy for a range of government departments and non-governmental organisations. In his early career he primarily conducted research on illicit drug use, drug using offender populations and the criminal justice system. More recently he has undertaken a range of projects looking at the quality and effectiveness of services within the criminal justice system and intervention targeted at offenders.

He is a member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs working group on poly drug use and the EMCDDA working group on drug law enforcement.


Enforcement Strategies of Drug Control

  • Author(s) McSweeney, T. and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2011
  • LocationThousand Oaks, CA
  • Publisher/PublicationSage
  • Misc infoIn M. Kleiman, J. Hawden and J.G. Golson (eds.), Encyclopedia of Drug Policy

Drug Supply and Possession

  • Author(s) McSweeney, T., Turnbull, P. J. and May, T.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2010
  • LocationCullompton
  • Publisher/PublicationWillan
  • Misc infoIn F. Brookman, M. Maguire, H. Pierpoint and T. Bennett (eds.), Handbook of Crime.

Feasibility of conducting an impact evaluation of the Dedicated Drug Court pilot

Drug Interventions Programme: neither success nor failure?

  • Author(s) Turnbull, P. J. and Skinns, L.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2010
  • LocationBerkshire
  • Publisher/PublicationOpen University Press
  • Misc infoin Windcup, E. and Hucklesby, A. (Eds) Drug Interventions

Evidence-based practice? The National Probation Service’s work with alcohol misusing offenders

Drug Intervention Programme

  • Author(s) Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2009
  • Location Cullompton
  • Publisher/PublicationWillan
  • Misc infoIn Newburn, T, .and Neyroud, P (eds) Dictionary of Policing

The Great Cannabis Classification Debacle: What are the likely consequences for policing cannabis possession in England and Wales?

  • Author(s) Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2009
  • Publisher/PublicationDrug and Alcohol Review, 28(1): 191-198

Brokerage Teams: an evaluation of the PS Plus 3 programme

  • Author(s) Turnbull, P. J., McSweeney, T. and Mackie, A.
  • SubjectCrime and the community
  • Year2008
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationICPR and MHB
  • Misc infoA report prepared for NOMS and the ESF

The treatment and supervision of drug-dependent offenders

Therapeutic alternatives to imprisonment for drug dependent offenders

  • Author(s) Uchtenhagen, A., Stevens , A., Berto, D., Frick, U., Hunt, N., Kerschl, V., McSweeney, T., Puppo, I., Santamaria, A., Schaaf, S., Steffan, E., Gegenhuber, B., Turnbull, P. and Werdenich, W.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2008
  • LocationItaly
  • Publisher/PublicationHeroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems, 10 (2): 5-10.
  • Misc infoExperience from a comparative European multi-country study