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Publications and media


  • (2016) Turnbull, S. Parole in Canada: Gender and Diversity in the Federal System. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Book Chapters

  • (2018) Turnbull, S. "Making Sense of the Shifting ‘Field’: Ethical and Practical Considerations in Researching Life After Immigration Detention". In: A. Fili, S. Jahnsen, and R. Powell (eds.) Criminal Justice Research in an Era of Mass Mobility. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • (2018) Turnbull, S. 'Starting Again: Life After Deportation from the United Kingdom' in S. Khosravi (ed.) After Deportation: Ethnographic Perspectives, 37-61. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
  • (2017) Turnbull, S. 'Immigration Detention and Punishment' in Pontell, H.N. (ed.) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice [online]. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • (2016) Bosworth, M., Hasselberg, I & Turnbull, S., 'Imprisonment in a Global World: Rethinking Penal Power' in Y. Jewkes, Y., Bennett, J & Crewe, B. (eds.) Handbook on Prisons, Second Revised Edition, 698-711. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • (2015) Bosworth, M & Turnbull, S., 'Immigration Detention and the Expansion of Penal Power in the United Kingdom' in Reiter, K & Koenig, A (eds.) Extreme Punishment: Comparative Studies in Detention, Incarceration and Solitary Confinement, 50-67. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • (2015) Bosworth, M & Turnbull, S., 'Immigration Detention, Punishment, and the Criminalization of Migration' in Pickering, S & Ham, J (eds.) The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration, 91-106. Abingdon: Routledge.


  • (forthcoming) Turnbull, S. ‘Living the Spectre of Forced Return: Negotiating Deportability in British Immigration Detention.’ Migration Studies. Published online 17 July 2018.
  • (forthcoming) Balfour, G., Hannah-Moffat, K., and Turnbull, S. "Planning for Precarity? Experiencing the Carceral Loop of Imprisonment and Re-entry." Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, Volume 77.
  • (2017) Turnbull, S., ‘Immigration Detention and the Racialized Governance of Illegality in the United Kingdom’, Social Justice 44(1): 142-164.
  • (2017) Turnbull, S & Hasselberg, I.,  'From Prison to Detention: The Carceral Trajectories of Foreign-national Prisoners in the United Kingdom', Punishment & Society 19(2): 135-154.
  • (2016) Bosworth, M., Hasselberg, I & Turnbull, S., 'Punishment, Citizenship and Identity: An Introduction', Criminology & Criminal Justice 16(3): 257-266.
  • (2016) Turnbull, S., '‘Stuck in the Middle’: Waiting and Uncertainty in Immigration Detention', Time & Society 25(1): 61-79.
  • (2014) Turnbull, S., 'Aboriginalising the Parole Process: ‘Culturally Appropriate’ Adaptations and the Canadian Federal Parole System', Punishment & Society 16(4): 385-405.
  • (2011) Mopas, M & Turnbull, S., 'Negotiating a Way In: A Special Collection of Essays on Accessing Information and Socio-legal Research', Canadian Journal of Law and Society 26(3): 585-590.
  • (2009) Hannah-Moffat, K., Maurutto, P & Turnbull, S., 'Negotiated Risk: Actuarial Illusions and Discretion in Probation', Canadian Journal of Law and Society 24(3): 391-409.
  • (2009) Turnbull, S & Hannah-Moffat, K., 'Under These Conditions: Gender, Parole and the Governance of Reintegration', British Journal of Criminology 49(4): 532-551.
  • (2004) Fischer, B., Turnbull, S., Poland, B & Haydon, E., 'Drug Use, Risk and Urban Order: Examining Safe Injection Sites (SISs) as ‘Governmentality.’', International Journal of Drug Policy 15(5): 357-365.

Other Publications

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

Book Reviews

  • (2016) Turnbull, S. 'To Right Historical Wrongs: Race, Gender, and Sentencing in Canada by C. Murdocca', Punishment & Society 18(4): 507-509.
  • (2015) Turnbull, S. 'The Liberty of Non-citizens: Indefinite Detention in Commonwealth Countries by R. Thwaites', International Journal of Migration and Border Studies1(4): 419-420.
  • (2014) Turnbull, S. 'Racialized Correctional Governance: The Mutual Constructions of Race and Criminal Justice by C. Spivakovsky', Criminology & Criminal Justice 14(4): 527-529.
  • (2014) Turnbull, S. 'Indigenous People, Crime and Punishment by T. Anthony', Theoretical Criminology 18(1): 119-121.
  • (2007) Turnbull, S. 'Imprisoning Our Sisters: The New Federal Women’s Prisons in Canada by S. Hayman', Punishment & Society 9(4): 429-431.
  • (2007) Turnbull, S. 'Race and Probation by S. Lewis, P. Raynor, D. Smith and A. Wardak (eds.)', Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 49(3).
  • (2005) Turnbull, S. 'Dark Threats and White Knights: The Somalia Affair, Peacekeeping, and the New Imperialism by S. Razack', Women & Environments International Magazine 68/69: 54.

Other Writing

  • (2016) Turnbull, S. 'Visualising Immigration Detention Data: A Collaborative Approach. Border Criminologies' . Available at:
  • (2015) Turnbull, S. 'Is it Ethical to Carry Keys for Research in Immigration Detention Centres?' Border Criminologies. Available at:
  • (2015) Turnbull, S. 'Visualising Immigration Detention and Deportation. Border Criminologies' . Available at:
  • (2015) Turnbull, S. 'Gender, Race, and Immigration Detention. Border Criminologies'. Available at:
  • (2015) Turnbull, S. 'Waiting and Uncertainty in Immigration Detention. Border Criminologies'. Available at: