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Dr Adrian Barton

  • bartona at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Criminology
  • BG b501,
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Adrian is a former Associate Dean for post-graduate research and a Head of Criminology and Forensic science. He has worked in British universities since 2002 and has successfully supervised and examined a number of PhDs as well as numerous MSc dissertations. Beyond academia, Adrian has held a number of research-related roles, including working for the Ministry of Justice looking at ethnicity in prisons, being part of a Home Office study on drug users and the criminal justice system, and working with local authorities on multi-agency training for working with domestic abuse survivors. Away the criminal justice system, Adrian has worked extensively with the NHS looking at organisational development and staff education and with Bristol City Council looking at barriers to ethnic minority progression into senior management. He has also been on the board of governors of drug rehabilitation service and an advisor for a charity helping the families of prisoners.

Journal Articles

  • Barton, A., Johns, N. and Magee, S., 2017. Looking beyond tasks to develop flexible leadership. British Journal of Health Care Management, 23 (2), 56-61.
  • Barton, A. and Husk, K., 2014. "I don't really like the pub [...]": Reflections on young people and pre-loading alcohol. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 14 (2), 58-66.
  • Johns, N., Barton, A. and Hyde, M., 2013. Rent-seeking as social policy: A UK case study. Journal of Social Research and Policy, 4 (1), 21-31.
  • Green, A., Barton, A. and Johns, N., 2012. Religion, public policy and equalizing opportunities. Critical Social Policy, 32 (4), 517-535.
  • Barton, A. and Husk, K., 2012. Controlling pre-loaders: Alcohol related violence in an English night time economy. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 12 (2), 89-97.
  • Hyde, M., Barton, A., Farrar, S. and Moizer, J., 2012. Should Europeans fear the Privatisation of pensions? Journal of Comparative Social Welfare, 28 (2), 129-138.
  • Johns, N., Hyde, M. and Barton, A., 2010. Diversity or solidarity? Making sense of the "New" social democracy. Diversity, 2 (6), 897-909.
  • Barton, A., 2008. New labour's management, audit and 'what works' approach to controlling the 'untrustworthy' professions. Public Policy and Administration, 23 (3), 263-277.
  • Barton, A. and Teagle, R., 2007. Police-led proactive prevention of youth crime: A case for the innovative use of support workers? Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 9 (1), 21-33.
  • Barton, A., 2005. Working in the margins: Shadowland agencies, outreach workers and the crime audit process. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 12 (3), 239-246.
  • Barton, A. and Welbourne, P., 2005. Context and its significance in identifying 'what works' in child protection. Child Abuse Review, 14 (3), 177-194.
  • Gilling, D. and Barton, A., 2005. Dangers lurking in the deep: The transformative potential of the crime audit. Criminal Justice, 5 (2), 163-180.
  • Barton, A. and James, Z., 2003. "Run to the sun": Policing contested perceptions of risk. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 21 (1), 259-270.
  • Barton, A., 2002. Surfing the crime net: Illicit drugs. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 4 (3), 61-64.
  • Barton, A. and Quinn, C., 2002. Risk management of groups or respect for the individual? Issues for information sharing and confidentiality in drug treatment and testing orders. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 9 (1), 35-43.
  • Barton, A., 2002. Evaluation research as passive and apolitical? Some reflections from the field. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 5 (4), 371-378.
  • Barton, A., 2001. Devising substance use education programmes for parents: A case study of inter-agency working from Wales. Health Education, 101 (6), 274-282.
  • Barton, A. and Quinn, C., 2001. Mandated ‘Joined-Up’ Working: A Pandora’. Box for Welfarist Organisations? Public Policy and Administration, 16 (2), 50-62.
  • 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, 2 (3), 7-16.
  • Quinn, C. and Barton, A., 2000. The implications of drug treatment and testing orders. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 14 (27), 38-41.
  • Barton, A., 1999. Sentenced to treatment? Criminal justice orders and the health service. Critical Social Policy, 19 (4), 463-483.



  • Barton, A., 2020. Intoxication and harm reduction. Cultures of Intoxication: Key Issues and Debates. 311-333.
  • Barton, A., Storey, D. and Palmer, C., 2016. A trip in the country? Policing drug use in rural settings. Rural Policing and Policing the Rural: A Constable Countryside?. 147-158.
  • Barton, A. and Johns, N., 2013. Engaging the citizen. The Future of Policing. 417-428.
  • Barton, A., Storey, D. and Palmer, C., 2010. A trip in the country? policing drug use in rural settings. Rural Policing and Policing the Rural: A Constable Countryside?. 147-158.
  • Barton, A., 2006. Outreach drug work and crime and disorder reduction partnerships: Square pegs in round holes? Community Safety: Critical Perspectives on Policy and Practice. 139-152.