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.

Publications

Drug testing and court review hearings: uses and limitations

  • Author(s) McSweeney, T., Stevens, A., Hunt, N. and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2008
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationProbation Journal, 55 (1): 39-53

The horse handlers

  • Author(s) McSweeney, T. and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2008
  • LocationHemel Hempstead
  • Publisher/Publication Druglink, 22 (5): 22-23
  • Downloadsthe horse handlers.pdf

Arenas of Drug Transaction: Adolescent Cannabis Transactions in England – Social Supply

  • Author(s) Coomber, R. and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2008
  • LocationFlorida
  • Publisher/PublicationJournal of Drug Issues, 37(4)

Tackling drug markets and distribution networks in the UK: A review of the recent literature

Coming through: An evaluation of the PS Plus 2 Programme

  • Author(s) Turnbull, P. J. and McSweeney, T.
  • SubjectCrime and the community
  • Year2007
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationICPR
  • Misc infoA report prepared for NOMS and the ESF
  • DownloadsCOMING_THROUGH.pdf

Twisting arms or a helping hand? Assessing the impact of ‘coerced’ and comparable ‘voluntary’ drug treatment options

  • Author(s) McSweeney, T., Stevens, A., Hunt, N. and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2007
  • LocationOxford
  • Publisher/PublicationBritish Journal of Criminology, 47 (3): 470 – 490

Exploring user perceptions of occasional and controlled heroin use

Early exit: Estimating and explaining early exit from drug treatment

  • Author(s) Stevens, A., Radcliffe, P., Sanders, M., Hunt, N., Turnbull, P. J. and McSweeney, T.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2007
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationDepartment of Health
  • Misc infoDrug Misuse Research Initiative
  • DownloadsEarly Exit.pdf

The victimisation of dependent drug users: Findings from a European study

  • Author(s) Stevens, A., Berto, D., Frick, U., Kerschl, V., McSweeney, T., Schaaf, S., Tartari, M., Turnbull, P., Trinkl, B., Uchtenhagen, A., Waidner, G., and Werdenich, W.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2007
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationEuropean Journal of Criminology, 4 (4): 385 – 408.

'It's a social thing': cannabis supply and young people

  • Author(s) Duffy, M., Schafer, N., Coomber, R. O'Connell, L and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2007
  • LocationYork
  • Publisher/PublicationJoseph Rowntree Foundation