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

Drugs and Crime: Exploring the links

  • Author(s) McSweeney, T., Hough, M. and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2007
  • LocationBasingstoke
  • Publisher/PublicationPalgrave MacMillan
  • Misc infoIn M. Simpson, T. Shildrick and R. MacDonald (eds.) Drugs in Britain: Supply, consumption and control

The quasi-compulsory treatment of drug-dependent offenders in Europe:UK Findings

  • Author(s) McSweeney, T., Stevens, A., Hunt, N. and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2006
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationICPR
  • Misc infoThe quasi-compulsory treatment of drug-dependent offenders in Europe:UK Findings
  • DownloadsUK QCT Findings.pdf

The relationship between legal status, perceived pressure and motivation in treatment for drug dependence: results from a European study of quasi-compulsory treatment

  • Author(s) Stevens, A., Berto, D., Frick, U., Hunt, N., Kerschl, V., McSweeney, T., Oeuvray, K., Schaaf, S., Trinkl, B., Uchtenhagen, A. and Werdenich, A.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2006
  • LocationBasel
  • Publisher/PublicationEuropean Addiction Research, 12 (4): 197-209

Occasional and controlled heroin use: not a problem?

  • Author(s) Warburton, H., Turnbull, P. J. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2005
  • LocationYork
  • Publisher/PublicationJoseph Rowntree Foundation.

Drug Markets in Rural Areas

  • Author(s) Few, B., Turnbull P. J., Duffy M. and Hough M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2005
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationICPR

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 Prison Drug Markets: an exploratory qualitative study

  • Author(s) Penfold C., Turnbull, P. J. and Webster, R.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2005
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHome Office Online Report 39/05

From Dependency to Work

  • Author(s) McSweeney, T., Herrington, V., Hough, M., Turnbull, P. J. and Parsons, J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2004
  • LocationBristol
  • Publisher/PublicationThe Policy Press
  • Misc infoAddressing the multiple needs of offenders with drug problems. Researching Criminal Justice Series
  • DownloadsD2W findings.pdf

A review of criminal justice interventions for drug users in other countries

  • Author(s) McSweeney, T., Turnbull, P. J. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2004
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationNational Audit Office
  • Misc infoIn The Drug Treatment and Testing Order: early lessons

Drug Treatment: the importance of aftercare

  • Author(s) Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2004
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationCriminal Justice Matters No. 56