Imprisonment: Publications


See here for the full Imprisonment Observatory publications repository which can be searched for all publications related to this area of research.


Halsey, M. and Deegan, S. (2015) Young Offenders: Crime, Prison, and Struggles for Desistance, London: Palgrave.

Ludlow, A. (2015) Privatising Public Prisons: Labour Law and the Public Procurement Process Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Journal Articles

Baldry, E., Carlton, B. & Cunneen, C. (2015). ‘Abolitionism and the paradox of penal reform in Australia: colonialism, context, cultures and cooption’, Social Justice, Vol 41 (3): 168-89.

Bosworth, M., Hasselberg, I. and Turnbull, S. (2016). ‘Punishment, Citizenship and Identity: An Introduction‘. Criminology & Criminal Justice. First published February 29, 2016.

Crewe, B., Hulley, S. and Wright, S. (2017) ‘The Gendered Pains of Life Imprisonment‘, British Journal of Criminology, azw088. doi: 10.1093/bjc/azw088

Crewe, B. and Leibling, A. (2015). ‘Staff culture, authority and prison violence‘, Prison Service Journal, 221: 9-14.

Eriksson, A. and Flynn, C. (2015). ‘Responding to the children of prisoners: Making the invisible visible‘, Law in Context

Hulley, S., Crewe, B. and Wright, S. (in press). ‘Re-examining the problems of long-term imprisonment’British Journal of Criminology, doi: 10.1093/bjc/azv077.

Ievins, A. and Crewe, B. (2015). ‘Nobody’s better than you, nobody’s worse then you’: Social relationships among prisoners convicted of sex offences’Punishment and Society, 17(4): 482-501.

Kelly, M. and Tubex, H. (2015). ‘Stemming the tide of Aboriginal incarceration’, Notre Dame Law Review, (forthcoming).

Pratt, J. and Anderson, J. (2016). ‘”The Beast of Blenheim”, risk and the rise of the security sanction’,  Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, (in press).

Treloar, C., Baldry, E., Higgs P., Dietze, P., Stoove, M. & Lloyd, A. (2015). ‘Going tobacco free in Australian prisons – increasing tattooing harm?‘, International Journal of Prisoner Health, 11 (4).

Tubex, H. (2015). ‘Reach and Relevance of Prison Research’. Special Issue The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, (2015).

Tubex, H. and Eriksson, A. (2015). ‘Guest editor’s introduction: Challenges of contemporary prison research‘, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 4(1): 1-3.

Turnbull, S. and Hasselberg, I. (2017) From Prison to Detention: The Carceral Trajectories of Foreign-national Prisoners in the United Kingdom. Punishment & Society 19(2): 135-154.

Turnbull, S. (2016). ”Stuck in the Middle’: Waiting and Uncertainty in Immigration Detention’. Time & Society. 25(1): 61-79.

Vannier, M. (2016). ‘The meanings of death: women serving life without possibility of parole’. In Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 55(3): 328-344.

Book Chapters

Abbott, L (2015) ‘A Pregnant Pause: Expecting in the Prison Estate’. In L. Baldwin. (Ed.), Mothering Justice: Working with Mothers in Criminal and Social Justice, Waterside Press.

Baldry, E. (2017) ‘People with multiple and complex support needs, disadvantage and criminal justice systems: 40 years after the Sackville Report’. In B. Edgeworth, A. Durbach & V Sentas (Eds.) Law and Poverty: 40 years after the Sackville Report. Federation Press.

Bosworth, M. (2016) ‘Immigration Detention, Ambivalence and the Colonial Other ‘. In A. Eriksson (Ed.), Punishing the Other, Routledge.

Bosworth, M. & Turnbull, S. (2015) ‘Immigration Detention and the Expansion of Penal Power in the United Kingdom’. In K. Reiter & A. Koenig. (Eds.) Extreme Punishment: Comparative Studies in Detention, Incarceration and Solitary Confinement. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bosworth, M. and Turnbull, S. (2015) ‘Immigration Detention, Punishment, and the Criminalization of Migration’. In S. Pickering and J. Ham (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration, 91-106. Abingdon: Routledge

Bosworth, M, Hasselberg, I and Turnbull, S (2015) ‘Imprisonment in a Global Age: Rethinking Penal Power’. In Y. Jewkes, B. Crewe & J. Bennett. (Eds.), Handbook of Prisons. Sage Publications.

Eriksson, A. (2015) ‘Revisiting penal excess and exceptionalism: The view from inside’. In H. Tubex & A. Eriksson. (Eds.) The aims and purposes of prison research.

Johnsen, B. (forthcoming) ‘The prison landscape: Leisure activities in closed prisons – Time, Space and Purpose’. In E. Fransson, F. Giofre & B. Johnsen. (Eds.) Prison Architecture and Humans – PriArcH. Oslo: Callelen Damm.

McCausland, R. & Baldry, E. (in print) ‘Women Offenders’. In J Ireland, M. Fisher, N. Gredecki & C Ireland (Eds.) International Handbook on Forensic Psychology, in prisons and secure settings. Taylor & Francis.

Spivakovsky, C. (2016) ‘Australasian Prisons’. In Jewkes, Y., Bennett, J., and Crewe, B. Handbook on Prisons, Second Edition. Routledge: London.

Pratt, J. (2016) ‘The fall and rise of preventive detention’. In C. Michaelsen (Ed.), Punishing Risk, Oxford: Hart (in press).

Pratt, J. (2015), ‘Immobilization in the age of mobility: sex offenders, security and the regulation of risk’, in A. Eriksson (Ed.), Punishing the Other, Oxford: Routledge, 208-229.

Turnbull, (2017) Immigration Detention and Punishment. In: (ed.) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ugelvik, T. (forthcoming). ‘Food in Prison’.  In Kerley (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Corrections. Wiley-Blackwell.

Ugelvik, T. (forthcoming) ‘Corrections in Norway’.  In Kerley (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Corrections. Wiley-Blackwell.

Ugelvik, T. (2015). ‘Global Prison Ethnography’. In D.H. Drake, R. Earle and J. Sloan (Eds.), Palgrave Handbook of Prison Ethnography. Basingstoke: Pagrave Macmillan

Vannier, M. (2016). ‘A Right to Hope? Life imprisonment in France’, in D. van Zyl Smit & C. Appleton (Eds.). Human Rights and Life ImprisonmentHart Publishing.


Andrew, J., Baker, M. and Roberts, P. (2016). ‘Prison Privatisation in Australia: The State of the Nation – Accountability, Costs, Performance and Efficiency’, The University of Sydney Business School.

Andrew, J (2015) ‘Submission to the Inquiry into the Efficiency and Performance of Western Australian Prisons‘, Prepared for the Economic Regulation Authority

Andrew J, Baker, M and Roberts, P (2015) ‘The Cost of Commissioning: Research Report on the Proposed Reforms to Western Australian Prisons Sector‘, Prepared for the Western Australian Prisons Sector Union & CPSU

Andrew J, Baker, M and Roberts, P (2016) ‘Prison Privatisation in Australia: The State of the Nation – Accountability, Costs, Performance and Efficiency‘, The University of Sydney Business School

Bosworth, M and Kellezi, B (2015) ‘Quality of Life in Detention: Results from MQLD questionnaire data collected in IRC Campsfield House, IRC Yarl’s Wood, IRC Colnbrook, and IRC Dover, September 2013 – August 2014′,  University of Oxford, Centre for Criminology, January 2015.

Homel, Kinner & Wallis (2016). Submission to an Enquiry by the National Children’s Commissioner on the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) in the Context of Youth Justice Detention Centres. Brisbane: Griffith University

Kinner & Rich (2015). Drug use and incarceration: A submission to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem. Brisbane: Griffith University

Book reviews

Vannier, M. (2015). Book review of Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and The Future of Prisons in America by Jonathan Simon, Theoretical Criminology 19(3): 434-436.


Andrew, J., Baker, M. and Roberts, P. (2015). ‘Private prison operators still hide from scrutiny, despite reform’, The Conversation, 17 December 2015.

Andrew, J. (2015). ‘Private prisons carry risk of hidden costs’, The West Australian, 21 August, 2015.

Andrew, J. (2015) ‘How do we break down a $3.4b prisons bill? What can it tell us?’, The Conversation , 19 June 2015.

Chak, T. and Turnbull, S. (2016). ‘Migrant Detention: Stories from the United Kingdom’. The Funambulist Magazine, 4 (March-April): 22-27.

Tubex, H. (2016). ‘Mandatory sentencing leads to unjust, unfair outcomes – it doesn’t make us safe‘, The Conversation, January 5, 2016.

Tubex, H. (2015). ‘State of imprisonment: Lopsided incarceration rates blight West.’ The Conversation, April 16, 2015.

Vannier, M. (2015). ‘Boston Marathon bomber: Would life without parole be punishment enough?’, Christian Science Monitor, 13 May, 2015.

Manikis, M. & Vannier, M. (2015). ‘Life Without Parole sentencing violates human rights’, Montreal Gazette, 1 April, 2015.