Adrian Barton
Profiles

Adrian Barton

Acting Associate Head of School - Academic Programmes

Plymouth School of Government (Faculty of Business)

Role

 Associate Head of School with responsibility for teaching and learning
Researcher with focus on drug and alcohol policy
Educator looking at public policy

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Social Policy and Administration

MSc Social Science Research

PhD 'Managing Fragmentation: An Area Child Protection Committee in a time of change'

Teaching interests

Illicit drug use: policy and practice
Policy Making
Multi-agency working
The politcs of the Police

Research interests

Alcohol policy

Illicit drug use

Child abuse and child protection

Organisational behaviour

  • Published research outputs
  • Books
  • ·   Barton, A, & Johns, N. (2013) Policymaking in the criminal justice system Routledge: London
  • ·        Johns, N.R., Green, A., Barton, A. & Squire, G. (2011) Trust and Misidentification: Religion, equality of opportunity, and public policy, New York: Nova Science.

  • ·        Barton, A. ( 2011) Illicit Drugs: use and control 2nd edition Routledge
  • ·        Johns, N. & Barton, A. (eds) ( 2009) Evaluating the Political Achievement of New Labour Since 1997: Social Policy and Public Trust Edward Mellen Press
  • Barton, A. (2003) Illicit Drugs: use and control. London. Routledge.
  • Barton, A. (2002) Managing Fragmentation, Aldershot: Ashgate.
  •  Book chapters
  • Barton, A. & Johns, N. (2013) Engaging the citizen, in Brown, J. (ed) The Future of Policing Routledge: London
  • Barton, A., & Story, D. (2010) A trip to the country? Drug use in rural settings, in Mawby, R. I. & Yarwood, R. (eds) Rural policing, Ashgate
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  •      Barton, A. & Johns, N. (2009) Evaluating New Labour’s social and public policy within the conceptual framework of trust, in Johns, N. & Barton, A. (eds) ( 2009) Evaluating the Political Achievement of New Labour Since 1997: Social Policy and Public Trust Edward Mellen Press
  • ·        Barton, A. (2009) Controlling practice: New Labour’s management, audit and ‘what works’ approach to controlling the ‘untrustworthy’ professions, in Johns, N. & Barton, A.(eds) (2009) Evaluating the Political Achievement of New Labour Since 1997: Social Policy and Public Trust Edward Mellen Press
  • ·        Barton, A. (2008) The media and illicit drug use: fairy tales for the early 21st century? In, D,Artrey, M., (ed) Cont_exts? Media, Representation and Society. Chester Academic Press: Chester.
  • ·        Barton, A. (2006) Outreach drug workers and the crime audit process: Square pegs in round holes? In Squires, P. (ed.) Community safety: Critical perspectives on policy and practice. Policy Press: London              
  • Barton, A., Brookman, F. & Smith, D. (1999) Crime and Delinquency in Wales, in Dunkerley, D. & Thompson, A. (eds.) Wales Today, Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
  •  Refereed Publications in Academic Journals
  • ·        Johns, N., Barton, A., & Hyde, M. (2013) Rent seeking as social policy: A UK case study, Journal of Social Research and Policy Vol. 4 issue 1
  • ·        Barton, A., & Husk, K. (2012) Controlling pre-loaders: alcohol related violence in an English night time economy Drugs and Alcohol Today v ol 12 (2) 89-97
  • ·        Green, A., Johns, N., Barton, A. & Squire, G. (2012) Religion, public policy and equalising opportunities in Critical Social Policy
  • ·        Hyde, M., & Barton, A. (2012) Should Europeans fear the privatization of pensions? , Journal of Comparative Social Welfare, vol 28, no 2.
  • ·        Barton, A., Johns, N.R., Green, A., Hyde, M. & Squire, G. (2011) 'Controlling God in the UK: The vexed question of political accountability and faith-based groups', Journal of Politics and Law Vol. 4 no 2 3-13
  • Barton, A. (2011) Screening and brief intervention of detainees for alcohol use: a social crime prevention approach to combating alcohol-related crime? In Howard Journal of Criminal Justice Vol. 50, No 1 62-74
  • Johns, N.R., Hyde, M. & Barton, A. (2010) ' Diversity or Solidarity? making sense of the 'new' social democracy', Diversity (Open Access):  http://mdpi.com/journal/diversity/special_issues/ethnic-diversity
  • Johns, N., Barton, A, & Squire, G. (2009) Street pastors: from crime prevention to re-moralization, British Society of Criminology on-line journal http://www.britsoccrim.org/v9.htm
  • Barton, A., Squire, G., & Patterson, M. (2009) Screening and Brief Intervention for alcohol use in a Custody Suite: the shape of things to come? In Social Policy and Society 8:4, 463, 473
  • Barton, A. (2008) New Labour’s management, audit and ‘what works’ approach to controlling untrustworthy professions Public Policy and Administration vol 23, no. 3 263-277
  • ·        Barton, A. & Barton, S (2007) Location, Location, Location: The challenges of ‘space’ and ‘place’ in youth work, in Youth and Policy no. 96, Summer 2007 41-50.
  • Barton, A. & Teagle, R. (2007) Police-Led Proactive Prevention of Youth Crime: A case for the innovative use of support workers?  Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal. Vol.9 no. 1, 21 -33.
  • ·        Barton, A. (2005) Working in the margins: shadowland agencies, outreach workers and the crime audit process Drugs: Education, prevention and policy vol.12 no. 3 239-24
  • Barton, A. & Welbourne, P. (2005) Context and its significance in identifying ‘what works’ in child protection Child Abuse Review
  • Barton, A. & Johns, N. (2005) Pragmatism and the third way: an open door for new racism? Social Policy and Society 4 (3)
  • Gilling, D. & Barton, A. (2005) Dangers Lurking in the Deep: the transformative potential of the crime audit. Criminal Justice Policy vol 5. no 2 163-180
  • Barton, A. & James Z. (2003) Run to the Sun: Policing Contested Perceptions of Risk, Policing and Society. Vol 13. No. 3 259-270.
  • Barton, A. & Quinn, C. (2002), Risk Management of Groups or respect for the Individual? Issues for information sharing and confidentiality in DTTOs, Drugs: education, prevention and policy. Vol. 9, no.1 35-43.
  • Barton, A. (2002) Evaluation research as passive and apolitical? Some reflections from the field, International Journal of Social Research Methodology Theory and Practice. Vol. 5, No. 4, 371-378
  • Barton, A. & Quinn. C. (2001) The Supremacy of Joined-Up Working: A Pandora’s Box for Organisational Identity? Public Policy & Administration, Vol 16, No. 2. 49-62.
  • Barton, A. (2001) Devising substance use education programmes for parents: A case study from Wales, Health Education, Vol. 101, no. 6, 274-282.
  • Barton, A. (2000) A Tale of Two Projects: the growth and development of two neighbourhood watch schemes in South Wales. Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal. Vol.2 no. 3, 7-16.
  • ·        Barton, A. (1999) Sentenced to treatment: Criminal Justice Orders and the health service in Critical Social Policy Vol. 19 (4) 463-483
  • ·        Barton, A. (1999) Breaking the Drug/Crime Link: The Birth of a New Approach? Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. Vol. 38, no.2 144-157 
  • Gilling, D. & Barton, A. (1997) Crime Prevention and Community Safety: a new home for social policy? Critical Social Policy vol. 17 (3) 63-83.
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  • Research reports
  • ·        Barton, A., Coomber, R., Tidy, R, & Husk, K. (2013) Students and Alcohol: an exploration of thw student experience and the University as a risk environment Plymouth University: Plymouth
  • ·        Barton. A (2012) Checked out: the role of under-age sales checks in controlling under-age drinking. Serve-Legal: London. www.servelegal.co.uk
  • ·        Barton, A., Husk, K. (2011) The impact of pre-loading alcohol on violence in Plymouth’s night time economy Plymouth University; Plymouth.
  • ·        Barton, A., Green, A. & Johns, N. (2010) An audit of faith-based welfare interventions in Plymouth University of Plymouth: Plymouth
  • ·        Johns, N., Barton, A., & Squire G. (2009) A final evaluation of the Plymouth Street Pastor Scheme University of Plymouth: Plymouth
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  • ·        Johns, N., Squire, G., Barton, A, Bilek, E. (2009) Assertive Targeted Interventions and Treatment for Priority Alcohol Offenders, University of Plymouth: Plymouth
  • Barton, A. Ellis, L. & Johns, N. (2009) An evaluation of the Longreach Parenting Project: University of Plymouth: Plymouth
  • ·        Barton, A., Johns, N. & Squire, G. (2009) Street Pastor Evaluation. University of Plymouth: Plymouth
  • Barton, A. & Squire G. (2008) Screening and Brief Intervention in Charles cross Custody Suite (Final Report). University of Plymouth: Plymouth http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/files/extranet/docs/SSB/Alchohol Intervention final report.pdf
  • ·        Johns, N. Barton, A. May. H. (2008) Strategic services review of services provided to BME offenders in the South West for the Ministry of Justice
  • Barton, A. & Teagle R. (2005) An evaluation of the White Gold Project University of Plymouth: Plymouth
  • Barton, A. (2004) An evaluation of the West Cornwall Prolific Offender Unit: University of Plymouth: Plymouth
  • Barton, A. & Mawby, R.I. (1997) ‘Breaking the Drug Crime Link: A preliminary evaluation of the Fast-Track Programme’, Criminology and Criminal Justice Research Papers no. 2. Plymouth: CRC.
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  • Other published work
  • Barton, A. (2008) Captive Audience, in Police Review vol 115 no. 5931 16-18 
  • Barton, A. a review of Lee, M. (2007) in The Law Teacher: The International Journal of Legal Education
  • Barton, A. & Teagle, R. (2006) Catch them Young, Police Review Vol. 114, no. 5871 22-2 
  • Barton, A. & Teagle R. (2005) Out for the count Community care 27.1.05 42-43
  • Barton, A. (2005) Review of Blackman, S. (2004) in Journal of Social Policy
  • Barton, A. (2003) Review of McCahill (2002) and Newburn and Hayman (2001) in Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal Vol 5, no. 3 61-64.
  • Barton, A. (2002) Surfing the net: Illicit drugs. Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal Vol 3, no.1
  • Barton, A. & Quinn, C. (2000) Drug Treatment and Testing Orders: some thoughts on their implications for health and social care professionals The Nursing Standard. Vol. 14 no. 27 38-41
  • Barton, A. (1999) Victimisation by the System. Criminal Justice Matters, No. 35, Spring 1999, 10-11
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  • Conference papers
  • ·        Barton, A. (1997) Breaking the Drug/Crime Cycle. Paper presented to the British Criminology Society Conference, Belfast 15-18 July.
  • Barton, A. (1998) Sentenced to Treatment? Paper presented to the Social Justice-Criminal Justice: Compatible or in Conflict Conference, University of Wales, Cardiff 15 May
  • Barton, A. (1999) A tale of two projects: The evaluation of neighbourhood watch groups in South Wales. Paper presented to the British Criminology Society Conference, Liverpool 13-16 July
  • Barton, A. & Quinn, C. (2000) The effect of joined-up working on the training of health professionals. Paper presented to the Nurse Education Tomorrow Conference, University of Durham, September 2000
  • Barton, A & James Z. (2002) Policing Contested Perceptions of Risk. Paper presented to the British Criminology Society Conference, Keele 16-20 July
  • Barton, A & James, Z. (2004) Policing the Carnival: revisiting contested perceptions of risk. British Criminology Society Conference, Portsmouth
  • Johns, N. & Barton, A. (2006) Diversity versus cohesion: ‘race’, ethnicity and support for welfare. Paper presented to The State of Welfare: Past, Present and Future the 2006 Social Policy Conference, Birmingham 18-20th July 2006
  • Barton, A. & Squire, G. (2007) A change for the better? The effect of crime and disorder reduction partnerships on voluntary sector service providers. Paper presented to Crime and Justice in an age of global insecurity British Society of Criminology Conference, LSE 18-20th September
  • Barton, A. & Squire, G. (2008) Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcohol Use in a custody suite, Paper presented to British Society of Criminology Conference, Huddersfield, 9-11 July
  • ·        Barton, A. (2009) Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcohol Use in a custody suite. Paper presented to APSAD Conference 2009 "Living on the Edge" 1-4 November 2009, Darwin

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  • Invited conference presentations:
  • Barton, A. (2003) Run to the Sun: Policing Contested Perceptions of Risk. Paper presented to the In Search of Security Conference Montreal, Canada 18th February 2003.
  • Barton, A. (2007) The media and illicit drug use: fairy tales for the early 21st century? In, Cont_exts? Media, Representation and Society. University of Chester
  • Barton, A. & Worthington, M. (2008) Plymouth After Dark: Partnership working toward a safer city. Tackling Alcohol Related Anti-Social Behaviour Conference London June 10 2008