Prof. Dr. Jennifer Turner

Jennifer Turners Forschung konzentriert sich auf Gefängnisräume und deren Auswirkungen auf das Personal und die Inhaftierten. Im weiteren Sinne hinterfragt die Forschung die Beziehung zwischen der Strafjustiz und der breiteren Gesellschaft, indem sie den Ansatz der „Karzeralität“ verwendet, die die Aufmerksamkeit auf andere Bereiche wie das Militär und sogar die Verwaltung der Ozeane ausweitet. Jennifer beschäftigt sich auch mit politikorientierter und ethisch fokussierter Forschung.

Jennifer ist seit Oktober 2023 an der Universität Trier, nach einem Umzug nach Deutschland im Jahr 2020, um die Forschungsgruppe „Crime and Carcerality“ an der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg zu leiten. Jennifer ist in Humangeographie ausgebildet. Nach einem Master in Space, Place and Politics und einer Promotion über die Grenzen des Carceral Space an der Aberystwyth University, Großbritannien, arbeitete Jennifer als Postdoctoral Research Fellow an der University of Leicester und als Lecturer und Senior Lecturer an der University of Liverpool. Jennifer ist außerdem Senior Honorary Research Fellow an der University of Birmingham und Vorsitzende der internationalen Carceral Geography Working Group.



Stuit, H., Turner, J. and Weegels, J. (2024) (Eds.) Carceral Worlds: Legacies, Textures and Futures. London: Bloomsbury

Turner, J. and Knight, V. (2020) (Eds.) The Prison Cell: Embodied and Everyday Spaces of Incarceration. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Turner, J. and Peters, K. (Eds.) (2017) Carceral Mobilities: Interrogating Movement in Incarceration. Abingdon: Routledge

Turner, J. (2016) The Prison Boundary: Between Society and Carceral Space. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Jones, R. D., Robinson, J. and Turner, J. (2015) (Eds.) The Politics of Hiding, Invisibility, and Silence: Between Absence and Presence. Abingdon: Routledge


Turner, J., Ricciardelli, R. & Gacek, J. (2023) The ‘pains of employment’? Connecting air and sound quality to correctional officer experiences of health and wellness in prison space. The Prison Journal 103(5) 610-632. 

Gacek, J., Quirion, B., Turner, J. & Ricciardelli, R. (2023) Shining a light on lighting: Prison lighting, correctional officer workspace and well-being. Revue Criminologie 56(2) 67-92. [French-language publication]

Turner, J., Moran, D. & Jewkes, Y. (2022) “It’s in the air here”: Atmosphere(s) of incarceration. Incarceration 3(3) DOI: 10.1177/26326663221110788

Moran, D. &Turner, J. (2022) Carceral and military geographies: Prisons, the military and war. Progress in Human Geography 46(3) 829-848

Moran, D. & Turner, J. (2022) How many prison officers are ex‐military personnel? Estimating the proportion of Armed Forces leavers within the prison workforce of England and Wales. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice 61(2) 148-166

Price, J. & Turner, J. (2022) (Custodial) spaces to grow? Interrogating spaces of imprisonment during transitions and adolescent development. Journal of Youth Studies 25(2) 225-241

Ricciardelli, R., Andres, E., Mitchell, M.M., Quirion, B., Groll, D. Adorjan, M., Siqueira Cassiano, M., Shewmake, J., McKinnon, M., Herzog-Evans, M., Czarnuch, S., Genest, C., Gacek, J., Cramm, H., Moran, D., Spencer, D., Maier, K., Phoenix, J., MacDermid, J., Weinrath, M., Haynes, S., Arnold, H., Turner, J., Eriksson, A., Heber, A., Anderson, G., MacPhee, R., & Carleton, R.N. (2021) CCWORK Protocol: The longitudinal study of Canadian correctional workers’ wellbeing, organizations, roles and knowledge. British Medical Journal Open 11: e052739. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052739

Turner, J.& Moran, D. (2021) Bridging the gap? Ex-military personnel and military-civilian transition within the prison workforce. Armed Forces and Society 49(1) 70-90

Moran, D. & Turner, J. (2021) The prison as a postmilitary landscape. Social and Cultural Geography 24(6) 1005-1023

Moran, D. & Turner, J. (2021) Drill, discipline and decency? Exploring the significance of prior military experience for prison staff culture. Theoretical Criminology 26(3) 396-415

Turner, J. (2020) 0-39%: The beginning of an infrastructure of failure in academia. Emotion, Space and Society 35 100647 (as part of a Special Issue on “Reclaiming failure in geography: Academic honesty in a neoliberal world” in 2019)

Moran, D., Turner, J. & Arnold, H. (2019) Soldiering on? The prison‐military complex and ex‐military personnel as prison officers: Transition, rehabilitation and prison reform. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice 58(2) 220-239

Jewkes, M., Moran, D. & Turner, J. (2019) Just add water: prisons, therapeutic landscapes and healthy blue space. Criminology and Criminal Justice 20(4) 381-398

Moran, D. & Turner, J. (2019) Turning over a new leaf: The health-enabling capacities of nature contact in prison. Special Issue: Altering brains, minds and perceptions: lessons for critical human geography from people’s diverse struggles to find health and wellbeing in adverse contexts. Social Science and Medicine – Population Health 231 62-69

Dowell, D., Garrod, B. & Turner, J. (2019) Understanding value creation and word-of-mouth behaviour at cultural events.The Service Industries Journal 39(7-8) 498-518

Peters, K. & Turner, J. (2018) Unlock the volume: Towards a politics of capacity. Antipode 50(4) 1037-1056

Moran, D., Turner, J. & Schliehe, A. (2018) Conceptualizing the carceral in carceral geography. Progress in Human Geography 42(5) 666-686

Moran, D., Turner, J. & Schliehe, A. (2018) Response to the commentary on ‘Conceptualizing the carceral in carceral geography’ by Moran et al.Progress in Human Geography 42(5) 803-804

Turner, J. & Moran, D. (2018) Careful control: The infrastructure of water in carceral space. Special Issue: Troubling Institutions at the Nexus of Care and Control. Area 51(2) 208-215

Moran, D., Turner, J. & Jewkes, Y (2016) Becoming big things: Building events and the architectural geographies of incarceration in England and Wales. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 41(4) 416-428

Turner, J. & Peters, K. (2016) Rethinking mobility in criminology: Beyond horizontal mobilities of prisoner transportation. Punishment and Society: The International Journal of Penology 19(1) 96-114

Minke, L. K., Schinkel, M., Beijersbergen, K., Damboeanu, C., Dirga, L., Dirkzwager, A., Jewkes, Y., Knight, V., Moran, D., Palmen, H., Pricopie, V., Tartarini, F., Tomczak, P., Turner, J., Vanhouche, A. & Wahidin, A. (2016) Multiple perspectives on imprisonment in Europe. Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab 103(3) 311-333

Turner, J. (2016) Voicing concerns: (Re)considering modes of presentation. GeoHumanities 2(2) 542-551

Turner, J. & Peters, K. (2015) Unlocking carceral atmospheres: Designing visual/material encounters at the prison museum. Special Issue, Visual Communication 14(3) 309-330

Peters, K. & Turner, J. (2015) Between crime and colony: Interrogating (im)mobilities aboard the convict ship. Social and Cultural Geography 16(7) 844-862

Turner, J. (2014) Introduction: Criminality and carcerality across boundaries. Geographica Helvetica 69321-323 (as part of the Annual Special Issue Social Geography: Criminality and Carcerality Across Boundaries co-edited with Antje Schlottman and Matthew Hannah)

Peters, K. & Turner, J. (2014) Fixed term and temporary: Negotiating the politics of contingent academic labour in the UK HE system.Environment and Planning A 46(10) 2317-2331 Response published:  Bearman, B., Dyer, S., Walkington, H. & Wyse, S. (2015) The power of collective tactics: Response to Peters and Turner. Environment and Planning A 47 (4) 1015-1016

Turner, J. (2014) Impact for postgraduates: In search of the Holy Grail? ACME 13(1) 52-55

Turner, J. (2013) Re-‘homing’ the ex-offender : Constructing a ‘prisoner dyspora. Area 45(4) 485-492

Turner, J. (2013) Disciplinary engagements with prisons, prisoners and the penal system. Geography Compass 7(1) 35-45

Turner, J. (2013) Displacing landscapes of incarceration: Spectacle, crime and punishment in the TV Sitcom. Aether: The Journal of Media Geography 12

Turner, J. (2012) Criminals with ‘community spirit’: Practising citizenship in the hidden world of the prison. Space and Polity 16(3) 321-334


Turner, J. (forthcoming) Prisoners. In P. Adey, K. Barry & W. Lin (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Mobilities. London: Edward Elgar

Peters, K. & Turner, J. (forthcoming) Borders: Free or contained, open or carceral? An introduction to ocean governance. In K. Peters & J. Turner (Eds.) Ocean Governance Beyond Borders. London: Palgrave

Stuit, H., Turner, J. & Weegels, J. (2024) Introduction: Carceral worlds now. In H. Stuit, J. Turner & J. Weegels (Eds.) Carceral Worlds: Legacies, Textures and Futures. London: Bloomsbury, 1-17

Turner, J. (2024) Failing systems. In H. Stuit, J. Turner & J. Weegels (Eds.) Carceral Worlds: Legacies, Textures and Futures. London: Bloomsbury, 145-146

Turner, J. (2020) Carceral Geography. In A. Kobayashi (Ed.) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, 2nd edition. vol. 2, London: Elsevier, 43-47

Riley, M., Turner, J., Hayes, S. & Peters, K. (2021) Chapter 12: Mobile interviews by land, air and sea. In N. von Benzon, M. Holton, C. Wilkinson & S. Wilkinson (Eds.) Creative Methods for Human Geographers. London: Sage

Turner, J. & Knight, V. (2020) Dissecting the cell: Embodied and everyday spaces of incarceration. In J. Turner & V. Knight (Eds.) The Prison Cell: Embodied and Everyday Spaces of Incarceration, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1-20

Turner, J., Moran, D. & Jewkes, Y. (2020) Serving time with a sea view: Escaping the prison cell via healthy blue space. In J. Turner & V. Knight (Eds.) The Prison Cell: Embodied and Everyday Spaces of Incarceration, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 215-238

Turner, J. (2020) Carceral Geography. In A. Kobayashi (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, 2nd edition. vol. 2, London: Elsevier, 43-47

Turner, J. (2017)The artistic ‘touch’: Engaging with the confined at the Art by Offenders exhibition. In D. Moran & A. Schliehe (Eds.) Carceral Spatiality: Dialogues between Geography and Criminology, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 135-168

Fleetwood, J. & Turner, J. (2017) The backpacker’s guide to the prison: (In)formalizing prison boundaries in Latin America. In J. Wilson, S. Hodgkinson, J. Piche & K. Walby (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 887-908

Peters, K. & Turner, J. (2017) Journeying towards new methods in prison tourism research: Mobilising penal histories at the convict ship exhibition. In J. Wilson, S. Hodgkinson, J. Piché & K. Walby (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 631-650

Peters, K. & Turner, J. (2017) Carceral mobilities: A manifesto for mobilities, an agenda for carceral studies. In J. Turner & K. Peters (Eds.) Carceral Mobilities: Interrogating Movement in Incarceration, Abingdon: Routledge, 1-14

Moran, D., Jewkes, Y. & Turner, J. (2016) Prison design and carceral space. In Y. Jewkes, J. Bennett & B. Crewe (Eds.) Handbook on Prisons 2nd Edition, Abingdon: Routledge, 114-130

Turner, J. & Peters, K. (2015) Doing Time-travel: Performing past and present at the prison museum. In K. Morin & D. Moran (Eds.) Historical Geographies of Prisons: Unlocking the Usable Carceral Past, Abingdon: Routledge, 71-87

Turner, J. (2014) ‘‘No place like home”: Boundary traffic through the prison gate. In R. Jones & C. Johnson (Eds.) Placing the Border in Everyday Life¸ Farnham: Ashgate, 227-250

Turner, J. (2013) The politics of carceral spectacle: Televising prison life. In D. Moran, N. Gill & D. Conlon (Eds.) Carceral Spaces: Mobility and Agency in Imprisonment and Migrant Detention, Farnham: Ashgate, 219-238