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Journal Articles

Stevens, A, Hendrie, N, Bacon, M, Parrott, S, Monaghan, M, Williams, E, Lewer, D, Moore, A, Berlin, J, Cunliffe, J, Quinton, P (2023) Evaluating police drug diversion in England: protocol for a realist evaluation, Health & Justice, 11, 46, DOI: 10.1186/s40352-023-00249-2.

Caulfield, L, Brooks-Wilson, S, Booth, J, Monaghan, M (2023) Engaging parents to reduce youth violence: evidence from a youth justice board pathfinder programme, Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 25(4), pp.401-426, ISSN: 1460-3780. DOI: 10.1057/s41300-023-00190-4.

McNair, R, Monaghan, M, Montgomery, P (2023) Heroin assisted treatment for key health outcomes in people with chronic heroin addictions: a context-focused systematic review, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 247, 109869, ISSN: 0376-8716. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2023.109869.

Case, S, Sutton, C, Greenhalgh, J, Monaghan, M, Wright, J (2022) Searching for context: a review of “what works” reviews of interventions to prevent youth offending using the EMMIE Framework, Safer Communities, 21(4), pp.272-289, ISSN: 1757-8043. DOI: 10.1108/SC-04-2022-0014.

Sutton, C, Monaghan, M, Case, S, Greenhalgh, J, Wright, J (2022) Contextualising youth justice interventions: Making the case for realist synthesis, Sustainability, 14(2), 854, DOI: 10.3390/su14020854.

Monaghan, M, Wincup, E, Hamilton, I (2021) Scandalous decisions: explaining shifts in UK medicinal cannabis policy, Addiction, 116(7), pp.1925-1933, ISSN: 0965-2140. DOI: 10.1111/add.15350.

Hamilton, I and Monaghan, M (2019) Cannabis and Psychosis: Are We any Closer to Understanding the Relationship?, Current Psychiatry Reports, 21(7), 48, ISSN: 1523-3812. DOI: 10.1007/s11920-019-1044-x.

Hamilton, I and Monaghan, M (2019) Trends in cannabis use, is cannabis use disorder a valid diagnosis?, International Journal of Drug Policy, 69, pp.53-54, ISSN: 0955-3959. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.05.009.

Sarda, T, Natale, S, Sotirakopoulos, N, Monaghan, M (2019) Understanding online anonymity, Media, Culture and Society, ISSN: 0163-4437. DOI: 10.1177/0163443719842074.

Hamilton, I, Monaghan, M, Lloyd, C (2019) Rising numbers of older and female cannabis users seeking treatment in England and Wales, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 26(2), pp.205-207, ISSN: 0968-7637. DOI: 10.1080/09687637.2018.1478948.

Aldridge, J, Mughal, A, Monaghan, MP (2019) Perspectives of the dropped-out children on their dropping out from public secondary schools in rural Pakistan, International Journal of Educational Research, 66, pp.52-61, ISSN: 0883-0355. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2019.02.004.

Kay, C and Monaghan, MP (2018) Rethinking recovery and desistance processes: Developing a social identity model of transition, Addiction Research and Theory, 27(1), pp.47-54, ISSN: 1606-6359. DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2018.1539479.

Monaghan, M, Wincup, E, Wicker, K (2018) Experts, expertise and drug policy-making, The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 57(3), pp.422-441, ISSN: 0265-5527. DOI: 10.1111/hojo.12265.

Monaghan, M (2018) The politics of drugs: perceptions, power and policies, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 25(5), pp.446-447, ISSN: 0968-7637. DOI: 10.1080/09687637.2017.1401696.

MONAGHAN, MARK and INGOLD, JO (2018) Policy Practitioners’ Accounts of Evidence-Based Policy Making: The Case of Universal Credit, Journal of Social Policy, pp.1-18, ISSN: 0047-2794. DOI: 10.1017/S004727941800051X.

Tieberghien, J and Monaghan, M (2017) Public scholarship and the evidence movement: Understanding and learning from Belgian drug policy development, European Journal of Criminology, 15(3), pp.278-295, ISSN: 1477-3708. DOI: 10.1177/1477370817731413.

Quinn, A, Cooke, L, Monaghan, M (2017) An exploration of the progress of open crime data: how do ongoing limitations with the Police.uk website restrict a comprehensive understanding of recorded crime?, Policing and Society, ISSN: 1477-2728. DOI: 10.1080/10439463.2017.1397149.

Monaghan, M and Yeomans, H (2016) Mixing drink and drugs: ‘Underclass’ politics, the recovery agenda and the partial convergence of English alcohol and drugs policy, International Journal of Drug Policy, 37, pp.122-128, ISSN: 0955-3959. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.02.005.

Wincup, E and Monaghan, M (2016) Scrounger narratives and dependent drug users: welfare, workfare and warfare, The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 24(3), pp.261-275, ISSN: 1759-8273. DOI: 10.1332/175982716X14721954315084.

Ingold, J and Monaghan, M (2016) Evidence translation: an exploration of policy makers' use of evidence, Policy & Politics, 44(2), pp.171-190, ISSN: 0305-5736. DOI: 10.1332/147084414X13988707323088.

Monaghan, M, Hamilton, I, Lloyd, C, Paton, K (2016) Cannabis matters? Treatment responses to increasing cannabis presentations in addiction services in England, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 23(1), pp.54-61, ISSN: 0968-7637. DOI: 10.3109/09687637.2015.1090398.

Monaghan, M (2015) An interview with Wim Suyker (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis), Evidence and Policy, 11(2), pp.275-280, ISSN: 1744-2648.

Monaghan, M (2014) Drug policy governance in the UK: lessons from changes to and debates concerning the classification of cannabis under the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act, International Journal of Drug Policy, 25(5), pp.1025-1030, ISSN: 0955-3959. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.02.001.

Manzano, A, Monaghan, M, Potrata, B, Clayton, M (2014) The invisible issue of organ laundering, Transplantation, 98(6), pp.600-603, ISSN: 0041-1337. DOI: 10.1097/TP.0000000000000333.

Hamilton, I, Lloyd, C, Monaghan, M, Paton, K (2014) The emerging cannabis treatment population, Drugs and Alcohol Today, 14(3), pp.150-153, ISSN: 1745-9265. DOI: 10.1108/DAT-01-2014-0005.

Monaghan, M and Wincup, E (2013) Work and the journey to recovery: Exploring the implications of welfare reform for methadone maintenance clients, International Journal of Drug Policy, 24(6), pp.e81-e86, ISSN: 0955-3959. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2013.08.006.

Monaghan, M, Pawson, R, Wicker, K (2012) The precautionary principle and evidence-based policy, Evidence & Policy, 8(2), pp.171-191, ISSN: 1744-2648. DOI: 10.1332/174426412x640072.

Monaghan, M (2012) The Recent Evolution of UK Drug Strategies: From Maintenance to Behaviour Change?, People, Place and Policy Online, 6(1), pp.29-40, DOI: 10.3351/ppp.0006.0001.0004.

Monaghan, M (2010) Adversarial policies and evidence utilization: Modeling the changing evidence and policy connection, German Policy Studies, 2(2), pp.17-52.

Monaghan, M (2010) The Complexity of Evidence: Reflections on Research Utilisation in a Heavily Politicised Policy Area, Social Policy and Society, 9(1), pp.1-12, ISSN: 1474-7464. DOI: 10.1017/s1474746409990157.

Monaghan, M (2008) Appreciating cannabis: the paradox of evidence in evidence-based policy making, Evidence & Policy, 4(2), pp.209-231, ISSN: 1744-2648. DOI: 10.1332/174426408784614662.

Monaghan, M (2008) Debate: The evidence base in UK drug policy: the new rules of engagement, Policy & Politics, 36(1), pp.145-150, ISSN: 0305-5736. DOI: 10.1332/030557308783431643.


Thurnell-Read, T and Monaghan, M (2023) Intoxication Self, State and Society, Springer Nature, ISBN: 9783031191718.

Emmel, N, Greenhalgh, J, Manzano, A, Monaghan, M, Dalkin, S (ed) (Accepted for publication) Doing Realist Research, Sage, ISBN: 9781473977891.

Monaghan, M and Prideaux, S (2016) State crime and immorality: The corrupting influence of the powerful,ISBN: 9781447316749.

Monaghan, M (2011) Evidence versus politics: Exploiting research in UK drug policy making?,ISBN: 9781847426970.


Thurnell-Read, T and Monaghan, M (2023) Introduction to Intoxication: self, state and society. In Intoxication: Self, State and Society, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.1-18, ISBN: 9783031191701. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-19171-8_1.

Monaghan, M and Hamilton, I (2023) COVID-19 and Drug Trends. In Crime, Justice and COVID-19, pp.166-189, ISBN: 9781447363156.

Monaghan, M and Boaz, A (2018) The place of realist explanation and review and their impacts on policy. In Doing Realist Research, Sage, pp.0-0, ISBN: 9781473977891.

Monaghan, M (2014) Corporate crime. In Shades of Deviance: A Primer on Crime, Deviance and Social Harm, pp.215-217, ISBN: 9781315848556. DOI: 10.4324/9781315848556.

Monaghan, M (2014) Welfare reform and drug policy: Coalition, continuity and change. In Social Policies and Social Control: New Perspectives on the 'Not-So-Big Society', pp.167-180, ISBN: 9781447310747.

Monaghan, M (2014) State violence. In Shades of Deviance: A Primer on Crime, Deviance and Social Harm, pp.218-221, ISBN: 9781315848556. DOI: 10.4324/9781315848556.


Case, S, Sutton, C, Monaghan, M, Greenhalgh, J, Wright, J (2022) Understanding preventative intervention in youth justice: report content and appendices, The Nuffield Foundation.

Case, S, Sutton, C, Monaghan, M, Greenhalgh, J, Wright, J (2022) Understanding preventative intervention in youth justice: Identifying and analysing programme theories, The Nuffield Foundation.

Case, S, Sutton, C, Monaghan, M, Greenhalgh, J, Wright, J (2022) Understanding preventative intervention in youth justice: Testing and refining programme theories, The Nuffield Foundation.

Case, S, Sutton, C, Monaghan, M, Greenhalgh, J, Wright, J (2022) Understanding preventative intervention in youth justice: Production of actionable guidance and knowledge exchange, The Nuffield Foundation.

Case, S, Sutton, C, Monaghan, M, Greenhalgh, J, Wright, J (2022) Understanding preventative intervention in youth justice: Executive summary, The Nuffield Foundation.

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