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.


Evaluation of day one mandation of prison leavers to the Work Programme

Evaluation of the Employment and Reoffending Pilot: Lessons learnt from the planning and early implementation phase

Intermediate outcomes of family and intimate relationship interventions: a rapid evidence assessment

Intermediate outcomes of peer relationship interventions: a rapid evidence assessment

An evaluation of the Sentence Planning Approaches (SPA) pilots. A report to the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Offender Engagement Programme (OEP)

  • Author(s) McSweeney, T., Gyateng, T., Moretti, A., Skrine, O., Turnbull, P. and Jolliffe, D.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2013
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationICPR
  • DownloadsSPA_key_ findings.pdf

Young People and the Secure Estate: Needs and Interventions

Further insights into aspects of the EU illicit drugs market: summaries and key findings

  • Author(s) Trautman, F., Kilmer, B. and Turnbull, P. with May, T., McSweeney, T. and Skrine, O.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2013
  • LocationLuxembourg
  • Publisher/PublicationEuropean Commission, Publications Office of the European Union
  • Downloadseu_market_summary_en.pdf

Quality of Engagement in Probation Practice: the revised Offender Management Feedback Questionnaire (OMFQr)

  • Author(s) McSweeney, T., Joliffe, D., Turnbull, P., Moretti, A. and Kirby, A.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2012
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationICPR
  • Misc infoReport to the NOMS Offender Engagement Programme

Engaging substance misusing offenders: A rapid review of the substance misuse treatment literature

Fight or flight? Absconders, fugitives and European law enforcement responses