Dr Jo Turner

Job Title and Responsibilities

Senior lecturer and leader for the undergraduate Criminology andSociology courses

About Me

I joined Staffordshire University in 2017 as senior lecturer and undergraduate course leader for Criminology and Sociology having been senior lecturer and programme leader for Criminology at the University of Chester between 2012 and 2017.

I have extensive experience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and am a strong believer in research-led and research-informed teaching. I gained Senior Fellowship of the HEA in 2018, and successfully completed the Certificate in Leadership & Management in Higher Education in July 2015. I a member of Staffordshire University’s ethics committee and was a member of Chester’s ethics committee. In 2016 I was an external advisor for the development of Pearson's new BTEC in Forensic and Criminal Investigation. In addition, I have been an external and internal academic panel member on many validation and re-validation panels.

Outside academia, I was appointed as Justice of the Peace for the North Staffordshire Local Justice Area in April 2015.

I am keen to hear from prospective PhD students who have an interest in any field connected to my expertise.
Orchid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3419-4419

Qualifications

  • 2018 Professional Development for External Examiners. Higher Education Academy
  • 2015 Leadership & Management in Higher Education. University of Chester
  • 2010 PhD Criminology. Keele University. ESRC funded
  • 2008 PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Keele University
  • 2005 MA Criminology and Criminological Research Methods. Keele University. ESRC funded
  • 2004 BA (Dual Honours) Criminology and History. Keele University 

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of:

  • The British Society of Criminology
  • The British Society of Criminology's Teaching and Learning network 
  • The European Society of Criminology
  • The AHRC Networking Group ‘Our Criminal Past: Caring for the Future’
  • The British Crime Historians 
  • Magistrate's Association

 

 

Expertise

Research expertise: history of crime and punishment; female offending; women’s experience of the criminal justice system

Teaching expertise: anything criminological

Enterprise and Commercial Activities

 

Various: please contact me

Research Interests

  • History of crime and punishment

  • Female offending

  • Women’s experience of the criminal justice system  

  • Desistance from offending

  • The death penalty and the conditions in which it survives

  • Police custody units

Selected Publications

Books:

  • Turner, J., Taylor, P., Corteen, K., and Morley, S. (eds.) (2017) A Companion to the History of Crime and Criminal Justice. Policy Press: Bristol.

  • Morley, S., Corteen, K., Turner, J., and Taylor, P. (eds.) (2017) A Companion to State Power, Rights and Liberties. Policy Press: Bristol.

  • Corteen, K., Morley, S., Taylor, P., and Turner, J., (eds.) (2016) A Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation. Policy Press: Bristol.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

  • Turner, J. ''Rough' women: female perpetrators of common assault, England c.1880-1900' in M. Pluskota (eds.) Crime and Gender 1600-1900. Comparative Perspectives, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Turner, J. (2018) ‘Did you know that the RSPCA was set up sixty years earlier than the NSPCC?’ in J. Treadwell and A. Lynes (eds.) 50 Facts Everyone Should Know about Crime and Punishment. Bristol, UK:  Policy Press.
  • Johnston, H. and J. Turner (2017) 'Disability and the Victorian Prison: Experiencing Penal Servitude', Prison Service Journal, Issue 232: p.11-16.
  • Johnston, H., Godfrey, B. S. and J. Turner (2017) ‘‘I am afraid she is perfectly responsible for her actions and is simply wicked’: Reconstructing the Criminal Career of Julia Hyland’ in D. S. Nash & A. M. Kilday (eds.) Law, Crime and Deviance since 1700: Micro Studies in the History of Crime, London: Bloomsbury, p.209-225.
  • Turner, J., (2017). ‘British Empire’ in J. Turner, P. Taylor, K. Corteen & S. Morley (eds.) A Companion to the History of Crime and Criminal Justice, Bristol, UK:  Policy Press.
  • Turner, J., (2017). ‘Discharged Prisoners' Aid Societies’ in J. Turner, P. Taylor, K. Corteen & S. Morley (eds.) A Companion to the History of Crime and Criminal Justice, Bristol, UK:  Policy Press.
  • Turner, J., (2017).  ‘Police Court Missionaries’ in J. Turner, P. Taylor, K. Corteen & S. Morley (eds.) A Companion to the History of Crime and Criminal Justice, Bristol, UK:  Policy Press.
  • Turner, J., (2017).  ‘Benefit of Clergy’ in J. Turner, P. Taylor, K. Corteen & S. Morley (eds.) A Companion to the History of Crime and Criminal Justice, Bristol, UK:  Policy Press.
  • Turner, J., (2017).  ‘Child Soldiers’ in S. Morley, K. Corteen, J. Turner, P. Taylor (eds.) A Companion to State Power, Rights and Liberties, Bristol, UK:  Policy Press.
  • Turner, J., (2017). ‘Genocide ‘in S. Morley, K. Corteen, J. Turner, P. Taylor (eds.) A Companion to State Power, Rights and Liberties, Bristol, UK:  Policy Press.
  • Turner, J., (2017). ‘Arms Trade’ in S. Morley, K. Corteen, J. Turner, P. Taylor (eds.) A Companion to State Power, Rights and Liberties, Bristol, UK:  Policy Press.
  • Turner, J., (2016). ’ Death Penalty, Harm and Victimisation’ in K. Corteen, S. Morley, P. Taylor & J. Turner (eds.) A Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation, Bristol, UK:  Policy Press.
  • Turner, J., (2016). ’ Genocide, Harm and Victimisation’ in K. Corteen, S. Morley, P. Taylor, & J. Turner (eds.) A Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation, Bristol, UK:  Policy Press.
  • Turner, J., (2016). ’ Victims: an Historical Perspective’ in K. Corteen, S. Morley, P. Taylor & J. Turner (eds.) A Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation, Bristol, UK:  Policy Press.
  • Turner, J. and H. Johnston, (2016) 'Female prisoners, aftercare and release: Residential provision and support in late nineteenth century England', British Journal of Community Justice, 13 (3), p35-50.
  • Turner, J. (2015). ‘Louise A. Jackson, with Angela Bartie, Policing youth: Britain, 1945-70’, Social History, 4(4), pp. 562-564.
  • Cox, D., Godfrey, B., Johnston, H. & Turner, J. (2014). 'On Licence: Understanding punishment, recidivism and desistance in penal policy, 1853-1945' in V. Miller & J. Campbell (eds.) Transnational Penal Cultures: New Perspectives on Discipline, Punishment and Desistance. Routledge.
  • Turner, J. (2014) 'Bethlem Hospital' in P. Taylor, K. Corteen & S.  Morley (eds.)  A Dictionary of Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Risk, Bristol, UK:  Policy Press.
  • Turner, J. (2014) 'Our Criminal Past: Representing Penal Histories: Displaying and Narrating the Criminal Past'. Law, Crime and History, 4(1), p. 117-127.
  • Turner, J. (2013) 'Our Criminal Past: Digitisation, Social Media and Crime History', Law, Crime & History, 3(2), pp. 195-198.
  • Turner, J. (2013) ‘Our Criminal Past: Educating Historians of Crime: Classroom, Archive, and Community', Law, Crime & History, 3(2), p. 199-204.
  • Johnston, H., Godfrey, B. S., Cox, D. and J. Turner (2013) 'Reconstructing Prison Lives: Criminal Lives in the Digital Age', Prison Service Journal, Special Issue on ‘The Prison and the Public’, 210, pp. 4-9.
  • Turner, J. (2012) ‘Ordinary Female Offenders: Stafford Borough, 1880-1905’. Crime, Histoire & Sociétiés / Crime, History & Societies. 16(2), pp. 55-78.
  • Turner, J. (2011) ‘Punishing Women, 1880-1905’. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. Special Edition: Historical Perspectives. 50(5), pp. 505-515.
  • Wells, H.M., Cropper, S., Turner, J. (2011). Total Place and Alcohol Harm Reduction: Report on Service Recommendations for the Newcastle-under-Lyme Community Safety Partnership.
  • Turner, J. (2008) ‘Simpson, A. E., The Maiden Tribute of Babylon: The Report of the Secret Commission. Originally published in the Pall Mall Gazette’, The Sociological Review, 56(3), pp. 513-515.

Current Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Crime and Deviance 1

  • Crime and Deviance 2

  • Transnational Organised Crime

 

Postgraduate

  • Researching Transnational Justice and Organised crime

Contact

Dr Jo Turner
Dr Jo Turner
School of Law, Policing and Forensics
LW115 Ashley 2
Staffordshire University
SD4 2DF
t: +44 (0) 1782 294778
e: jo.turner@staffs.ac.uk