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

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

The Impact of Drug Treatment and Testing Orders on offending: two year reconviction results

  • Author(s) Hough, M., Clancy, A., McSweeney, T. and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2003
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/Publication Home Office Research Findings No. 184
  • DownloadsDtto findings.pdf

A growing market: The cultivation of cannabis for personal use

  • Author(s)  Hough, M., Warburton, H., Few, B., May, T., Man, L., Witton, J. and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2003
  • LocationYork
  • Publisher/PublicationJoseph Rowntree Foundation

Research Briefing: Sizing the market for powder cocaine

  • Author(s) Barham, L., Bramley-Harker, E., Hickman, M., Hough, M. and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2003
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationHoward Journal, 42(4): 366-373

Over a Decade of Syringe Exchange: Results from a 1997 UK Survey

  • Author(s) Parsons, J., Hickman, M., Turnbull, P. J., McSweeney, T., Stimson, G.V., Judd, A., and Roberts, K.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2002
  • LocationOxford
  • Publisher/PublicationAddiction 97 (7): 845 – 850.

A rock and a hard place: Drug markets in deprived neighbourhoods

  • Author(s) Lupton, R., Wilson, A., May, T., Warburton, H., and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2002
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHome Office

Times they are a-changing: policing of cannabis

  • Author(s) May, T., Warburton, H., Turnbull, P. J. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2002
  • LocationYork
  • Publisher/PublicationJoesph Rowntree Foundation:1-62

Selling sex in the city: An evaluation of a targeted arrest referral scheme for sex workers in Kings Cross

  • Author(s) May, T., Harocopos, A., and Turnbull, P. J.
  • SubjectGender and crime
  • Year2001
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHome Office DPAS

Building bridges to employment for prisoners

  • Author(s) Webster, R., Hedderman, C., Turnbull, P. J., and May, T.
  • SubjectCrime and the community
  • Year2001
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHome Office

Drugs and crime: what are the links?

  • Author(s) Hough, M., McSweeney, T. and Turnbull, P.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2001
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationDrugScope
  • Misc infoEvidence to the Home Affairs Committee Inquiry into Drug Policy