Magnus Abrahamson is a priest in the Church of Sweden.
He serves in Borås, a city in the Gothenburg area, as
a chaplain in a remand prison (isolation) for men and
women and a men´s medium security prison since 2006.
Aitken was formerly a Member of Parliament. He is now
a commentator on Christian issues.
Abraham K. Akih Department Practical Theology, Faculty
of Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Callum Allison is a Project Assistant at the Centre
for Crime and Justice Studies.
Dr. Pierre Allard is President of Just.Equipping a charitable
organization committed to promoting Restorative Justice
and equipping and encouraging prison chaplains worldwide
(www.justequipping.org). Pierre served as President
of IPCA from 1995-2005 and as Director of Chaplaincy
for CSC from 1987-1998.
Polly Ashton Smith Ph. D. is Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology William Paterson University of New Jersey. She received
her B.F.A. from New York University, a Master of Divinity from Union Theological
Seminary in NYC, and her Ph.D. from the Graduate Centre of the City University
of New York. Before beginning her teaching career, she worked for various non-profit
and government agencies in New York City relating to human rights, corrections,
and community development.
Dorothy Ayling is a Chaplain at HMP Brockhill and Well- Being Programme
Co-ordinator at HMP Hewell Grange.
The Rev Canon Stuart Barton
Babbage, is one of the great figures of Australian Church life, and in particular
the Anglican Church, of the past half century. He had a friendship with C. S .Lewis
and mentored a generation of distinguished young Australians. He has been Dean
of both St Paul's in Melbourne and St. Andrews in Sydney. He was responsible for
the establishment of the respected multi-racial Gordon-Conwell Seminary in the
United States. For himself, Babbage would claim to be an evangelist and an agent
provocateur for the Gospel.
The Baha'i faith has five to six million followers globally. It
emerged in the ninteenth century in Persia. The founder was Baha'u'llah.
Herman Bianchi was founder and director of the Criminology
Institute of the Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
He has also served as Dean of the Law School there.
He is the author of several books and many articles.
He is also a film maker, and does research on early
Dutch contacts with the native peoples of North America.
Johannes Beutler was Professor of New Testament and Fundamental
Theology at the Institute of Philosophy and Theology Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt-am-Main,
Germany. From 1998 to 2000 he was the Academic-Vice Rector of the Pontifical Gregorian
University, Rome, and since 2001 Professor of New Testament Exegisis at the Pontifical
Biblical Institute, Rome. He has also been a chaplain at a prison for women at
Between 1977 and 1983, Arthur Bolkas served time in Victoria's prison
system for armed robbery. He became a Christian in prison, and since his release
he has worked in prison ministry (with Prison Fellowship) and schools' ministry
as a motivational speaker. He is also associate pastor at Footscray Church of
For more information, contact Prison Fellowship Victoria,
03-9482 9228 firstname.lastname@example.org
Malcolm Bowman graduated from Durham in 1949 and spent
most of his working life teaching. After studying for
six terms at Wells Theological College he specialised
in teaching theology in secondary schools. On retiring,
he followed an interest in Law. He also was awarded
an M.Phil for a thesis on the Human Geography of Northumberland.
He is a Reader (or Licenced Lay Minister) in Salisbury
Allan Brodie is an historian who works for Historic
England. Allan is the co-author of Behind Bars and English
Prisons: An Architectural History , following visits
to every working prison open in 2000. In 2001 he produced
a major report on the development of law courts in England.
Anne Elizabeth Oldfield Butler-Sloss, Baroness Butler-Sloss,
GBE PC is a retired English judge. She was called to
the Bar from the Inner Temple in 1955 and was appointed
a Registrar at the Principal Registry of the Family
Division in 1970. In 1979, she was appointed as a High
Court judge, assigned to the Family Division, and was
made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
(DBE). In 1988,she was appointed as a Lord Justice of
Appeal (judge of the Court of Appeal), and in 1999,
she became President of the Family Division of the High
Court of Justice.
Booth QC / Cherie Blair
As the wife of the British Prime Minister,
Tony Blair, and a Catholic, Cherie Booth QC is uniquely placed to observe the
interaction of the government, law and Church in respect of human rights
Gwyneth Boswell is Professor of Criminology and Criminal
Justice, De Montfort University, Leicester
The Rt. Reverend Michael Bourke is the Anglican Bishop of Wolverhampton
and Anglican Co-chairman of the Meissen Commission.
Tobias Brandner is an ordained pastor of the Swiss Reformed Church
with a Doctorate of Theology the University of Zurich, Switzerland
Francis Bridger is the Principal at Trinity College,
Emma Brockes is a journalist.
Professor Michael Brookes is Professor of Forensic Psychology
and MSc Forensic Psychology Programme Leader at Birmingham
Jonathan Burnside is a Lecturer in Law at the University
Rob Canton is Head of Research in Community and Criminal Justice
at De Montfort University, Leicester. He worked for the Probation Service for
many years before joining De Montfort, where he led one of the country's largest
training programmes for probation officers. He was a co-opted expert on Probation
work in the Council of Penological Cooperation for the Council of Europe advising
on the new European Probation Rules.
Rod Carter teaches on the Restorative Justice Program
at Queen's Theological College, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
George Leonard Carey, is a retired Anglican bishop who
was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1991 to 2002.
During his time as archbishop the Church of England
ordained its first women priests and the debate over
attitudes to homosexuality became more prominent.
Professor Nils Christie was the Professor of Criminology at Oslo
Sandy Chubb is Director of The Prison Phoenix Trust. She joined
the Trust in 1989 to teach yoga and meditation to young offenders one day a week
at HMYOI Aylesbury and became Director four years ago.
Sun Young Chung is a M.Div. student at Gordon-Conwell Theological
Seminary. She and her husband John pastor a multiethnic church in Boston.
Winston Churchill was the Home Secretary in a Liberal Government
when he delivered this famous speech in the House of Commons on 20 July 1910.
It has been reproduced through the kind assistance of Victoria who works in the
Archives Office of the House of Lords Record Office.
Charles Clarke was the Home Secretary (2006)
This is his speech to the Prison Reform Trust Annual
Lecture 19 September 2005.
As a building designer, teacher and ordained minister, Peter Clark's
experience of the world church has involved him in serving the Methodist Church
in Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Mozambique, Scotland, Sierra Leone and England.
His interests include the Millennium Development Goals, inter-religious affairs,
penal reform, art and sculpture.
Jane Clay is the Chaplain at HMP/YOI New Hall, Wakefield WF4 4AX,
Debra Clothier is Chief Executive of the Restorative Justice Consortium.
It is the only independent, membership/ umbrella organisation for all those with
an interest in Restorative Justice in the UK. It promotes the use of restorative
practices where conflict arises.
Helen Codd is Principal Lecturer in Law at Lancashire
Law School, University of Central Lancashire, and Associate
Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies,
University of London
Sir Jeremy Cooke was a judge at the Queen’s Bench in
the High Court for 15 years from 2001. He is a former
Vice President of Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship. He
retired in 2016.
Peter Cordella is Associate Professor and Chair in the
Criminal Justice Department at Saint Anselm College
in Manchester, New Hampshire
Dr Andrew Coyle CMG, FKC, is Professor of Prison Studies in the
School of Law, King's College, University of London. Between 1997 and 2005 he
was Director of the International Centre for Prison Studies in King's College
London. Prior to that he worked for almost 25 years in the prison systems in the
John Croft, C.B.E., studied at Oxford University, the
Institute of Education of London University and the
London School of Economics and Political Science. During
World War II he was a codebreaker at Bletchley Park.
He joined the Home Office in 1952 as an Inspector in
the Children's Department and later transferred to the
Research and Planning Unit of which he became head and
chief research officer. He was also Chairman of the
Criminological Scientific Council of the Council of
Europe. Following retirement he has been involved in
conservation issues while maintaining his professional
interest in criminology. He is also an artist, his paintings
being held in both public and private collections.
Elena Curtis is an English journalist.
Kathleen Daly is Professor of Criminology and Criminal
Justice, Griffith University (Brisbane). She writes
on gender, race, crime and justice; and on restorative,
Indigenous, and international justice. She is President
of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
(ANZSOC), and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social
Sciences in Australia.
Nick Davies is a prize winning journalist who works
for The Guardian.
Kathleen Denison is Executive Director of God Accepting
The Exiled (GATE), a non-profit organization serving
the needs of men and women who are incarcerated. She
also serves as a senior counselor at a drug and alcohol
recovery center and has worked in the prison chaplaincy.
J. de Vries
Dr. Reijer J. de Vries is Assistant Professor of
Pastoral Care at the Protestant Theological University,
Amsterdam, and Staff member of the Centre for Prison
Chaplaincy Studies, Tilburg, the Netherlands
Stuart Dew is the Churches' Criminal Justice Officer at the Churches'
Criminal Justice Forum.
Rodolfo de los Santos Diamante is the Executive
Secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the
Philippines Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral
Care and ASIA'S Representative on the International
Commission of Catholic Prison Pastoral Care and International
Prison Pastoral Care.
Anthony Donnelly-Drummond is a lecturer in Criminology
at the University of Hull, UK. Much of Anthony’s research
work concerns outsiders such as Gypsies and Travellers.
Yolanda Dreyer Department Practical Theology, Faculty
of Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Dr Graham Durcan has worked in the mental health field
for over 32 years and is a psychiatric nurse by background.
He has worked in a variety of settings, including CAMHS
(Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), community,
acute inpatient, high secure NHS, a prison and has been
full-time with Centre for Mental Health since 1996.
Alan Duce was a Canon and Prebendary of Lincoln. Alan
had been a full time Church of England prison chaplain
for twenty-eight years. He was the editor of 'New Life'-
the Prison Service Chaplaincy Review - for over twenty
years and founder/editor of Justice Reflections.
Cardinal Dulles, S.J.
Cardinal. Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J. is currently the
Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society
at Fordham University, a position he has held since
1988. An internationally known author and lecturer,
he was born in New York on August 24th 1918, the son
of John Foster Dulles, a previous American Secretary
of State, and Janet Pomery Avery Dulles. He was created
a Cardinal in the Catholic Church by Pope John Paul
11 on February 21, 2001 — the first American born theologian
who is a non-bishop to receive this honour. He is the
author of 750 articles on theological topics.
Louis Dupré is the Emeritus T. Lawson Riggs Professor
of the Philosophy of Religion at Yale University
Dr Edward P. Echlin is Visiting Scholar, Sarum College,
Salisbury; Honorary Research Fellow in Theology, University
College of Trinity & All Saints, Leeds; and author of
The Cosmic Circle, Jesus and Ecology (Columba Press,
After a career in the civil service and working with
civil enforcement organisations, Philip started teaching
personal finance in 2002 and was on the staff of All
Souls Clubhouse Community Centre & Church in central
David Faulkner is a Senior Research Associate at the
University of Oxford Centre for Criminological Research
Matt Ford is Research Analyst at the Centre for Crime
and Justice Studies
The Eighteenth ERIC SYMES ABBOTT Memorial Lecture was
delivered by The Reverend Professor Duncan B. Forrester
of New College, The University of Edinburgh, at Westminster
Abbey on Thursday 8th May, 2003
Alan Forsyth, a former prison chaplain, reflects upon
the reasons why we punish, and he wonders where restorative
justice "fits" into this scenario, if it fits at all.
Until fairly recently, Alan served as chaplain to Acacia
Prison, which is a medium-security correctional facility
for men, situated near Perth, Western Australia. The
Acacia Prison chaplaincy department has sponsored the
Sycamore Tree Project (STP) since mid-way through 2006.
Marie Marshall Fortune is the director and a founder
of the Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
in Seattle, Washington. She is an ordained minister
in the United Church of Christ and the author of several
Jean Franklin taught at the Lovett School in Atlanta
for 17 years. Lovett student Jens Soering,
the son of a German diplomat, won a prestigious Jefferson
Scholarship to the University of Virginia and received
the “Best Student in English” Award even though English
is not his native language.
Brian Frost was a Methodist lay preacher for over
50 yeas. He was Programme Director of the London Ecumenical
Centre and General Secretary of The Churches’ Council
for Health & Healing. He has published over 20 books
on forgivness and reconciliation including “The Tactics
of Pressure” and “The Secular in the Sacred” and has
co-authored books with Dr. Pauline Webb and Rev. Dr
.Stuart Jordan. Now retired he focuses on writing and
his commitment to the complexities of forgiveness.
David Garland is Professor of Law at New York University;
his many publications include The Culture of Control (2001)
published by Oxford University Press.
Richard Garside is Director of the Centre for Crime
and Justice Studies.
David Michael Gauke MP, a British Conservative Party
politician and a solicitor, is the Lord High Chancellor
of Great Britain. He has been the MP for South West
Hertfordshire since 2005
David Goodhart is the Editor of 'Prospect'.
More information about 'Prospect' can be found on www.prospect-magazine.co.uk
The Reverend Timothy Gorringe is the Professor of Theology
at Exeter University.
The Reverend Jonathan Gorsky is the Education Advisor
to The Council for Christians and Jews
Roger Grimshaw is Research Director of the Centre for
Crime and Justice Studies
Ted Grimsrud is Associate Professor of Theology and Peace
Studies at Eastern Mennonite University and an ordained minister in Mennonite
Church USA. He is currently working on a book on biblical views of salvation.
Luis Peréz Guadalupe
Dr José Luis Peréz Guadalupe is Director
of the Social Pastoral Mission for the Diocese of Lima,
John Haldane was Professor in Moral Philosophy at St
Brenda Hale is a distinguished English judge. Brenda Hale is most
grateful to her legal assistant, Rachel Avery, for the help given with this lecture.
The errors and opinions are all her own.
Peter Hammersley is Co-ordinating Chaplain at HMP Hewell
Patrick Hannon is Professor of Moral Theology at Maynooth
College, County Kildare, Eire.
Michael is a graduate of North Park Theological Seminary
in Chicago where he studied Dietrich Bonhoeffer with
F. Burton Nelson and Rene Girard with Edwin A. Hallsten
and earned his MDiv. He is currently a PhD candidate
at Charles Sturt University where he is engaging doctoral
research on Karl Barth and Rene Girard
Geoff Harris is Professor in the Peacebuilding Programme,
Durban University of Technology, South Africa email@example.com
M. Kay Harris is a member of the Graduate Faculty in the Department
of Criminal Justice and an Affiliated Professor of Women’s Studies. For more than
a decade, she was involved in a series of action research projects with the criminal
courts and other justice system officials in Philadelphia. Kay regularly teaches
Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program classes, which aim to achieve a marriage of
theoretical knowledge with practical understanding and experience by holding class
inside an area prison or jail throughout the semester.
Anthony Harvey was Sub-Dean at Westminster Abbey
Roy Hattersley is a well-known political commentator
Nick Herbert was elected the MP for Arundel and South
Downs in May 2005. Prior to being appointed Minister
of State for Policing and Criminal Justice (jointly
with the Home Office and Ministry of Justice) he has
held positions of shadow minister for police reform,
shadow secretary of state for justice and most recently
shadow secretary of state for environment, food and
rural affairs. Prior to his election as an MP Nick was
the director of Reform, the independent think tank which
he co-founded in 2002. He was chief executive of Business
for Sterling from 1998 to 2000. He takes an active interest
in rural communities and international aid for health
issues (tuberculosis). He read law and land economy
at Magdalene College, Cambridge.
After a career in the voluntary sector and probation
service, including working in HMP Holloway during the
1990s, Liz Hogarth became the Ministry of Justice policy
lead on women in the criminal justice system from 2002..
She was awarded an OBE in 2008 for services to women
offenders. Now retired she continues to advocate for
the reforms called for by Baroness Corston, working
in a voluntary capacity alongside others in the voluntary
John Honeychurch was born in Redruth, Cornwall, attended Redruth
County Grammar School and worked for two years in Plessey’s Research Laboratories
before taking a first degree (B.Sc) in Physics at the University of Nottingham.
After a varied career in Electronics, Management Consultancy, Electrical Industry,
Cutlery Industry and running a village shop, he trained to be a Reader in the
Church of England, gained an MA in Theology and has worked for ten years as a
part-time chaplain in the Camp Hill Site of HMP Isle of Wight. Currently he is
a part-time postgraduate student reading for a Professional Doctorate degree in
the Criminal Justice Department of the University of Portsmouth.
Nicholas Holtam was the Vicar at St Martin-in-the-Fields,
Trafalgar Square, London. He was enthroned as the Bishop
of Salisbury in 2011
Sara Hyde is the vice-chair of the Fabian Women’s Network
and a member of the Ministry of Justice public board
that appoints Magistrates in Central and South London.
She works with young women in custody and in the community.
Russ Immarigeon is an editor, writer, and local court
judge. Currently, he edits Justice Connections, the
quarterly newsletter of the Victim-Offender Mediation
as well as the following Civic Research Institute publications:
Women, Girls & Criminal Justice, Community Corrections
Report, and Offender Programs Report. Edited or co-edited
books include Women and Girls in the Criminal Justice
System (CRI, 2006) and After Crime and Punishment (Willan,
2004). In Hillsdale, New York, where he lives, Immarigeon
was elected Town Court Justice in 2003 and re-elected
Philip Ireson is the Church of England Chaplain
at HMP Doncaster and can be contacted at:
David Jenkinsis a Church of England cleric and former
Bishop of Durham, a position he held from 1984 until
1994. Formerly a lecturer in theology at the University
of Oxford, Chaplain and Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford
and worked for the World Council of Churches and the
William Temple Foundation, before being appointed Professor
of Theology at the University of Leeds in 1979
Kate Jenkins was a chaplain at HMP Leeds in 2003.
Brad Jersak is an author and teacher based in Abbotsford,
BC, where he attends Fresh Wind Christian Fellowship
and serves as Reader at All Saints of North America
The Reverend Joanna Jepson is an Anglican priest and
before ordination Joanna was a barmaid, worked with
teenage victims of drug and domestic abuse and lived
in a Welsh convent.. Joanna now spends time coaching
individuals and groups, developing her role as Patron
and Ambassador of Disability Awareness UK. As a mentor
and life coach in a maximum security prison, Joanna
Jepson has seen men initiated and transformed into the
role models they once so sorely lacked. Joanna is Chaplain
to the Lord Mayor of Westminster and is a Fellow of
the British-American Project.
Dr Bob Johnson is a member of Hampshire and the Islands Quaker
Area Meeting and a Consultant Psychiatrist. He is listed on the GMC speciality
register for psychiatry. He is a Member of The Royal College of Psychiatrists
and a Member of Royal College of General Practitioners.
Todd M. Johnson is Director of the Centre for the
Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological
Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA.
He is co-author of World Christian Encyclopedia, 2nd
edition, Oxford, 2001, and World Christian Trends, AD
30-AD 2200, William Carey Library 2001.
Gerry Johnstone is Professor of Law at the University
of Hull, UK. He is best known for his work analysing
the ideas, values and practices of restorative justice.
He is the author of Restorative Justice: Ideas, Values
Debates (Willan, 2002); editor of A Restorative Justice
Reader (Willan, 2003) and co-editor with Daniel W. Van
Ness of Handbook of Restorative Justice (Willan, 2007)
Gregory Jordan is a New Zealand Jesuit priest
Michael Lowther Kavanagh is a Church of England priest
and the Chaplain-General of Prisons. After curacies
in Boston Spa and Clifford he was Vicar of Beverley
and was Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of York
from 1997 to 2005. He was a prison chaplain at Full
Sutton from 2005 to 2008 and Anglican Advisor to the
prison service before becoming its head in 2013.
Khalil Kazi was a chaplain at HMP Leeds in 2003.
Sue King trained as a probation officer during the
1960s and continued working in various services around
the country until 1996. For the last 13 years of her
working career she then provided consultancy and training
in the field of safeguarding children, both here in
UK and abroad. On retiring from paid work she enrolled
to study for a PhD with De Montfort University, focusing
on the rights and needs of the children of prisoners.
Walter Klaassen is professor at Conrad Grebel College
in Waterloo, Ontario and is the author and/or editor
of numerous published works on Anabaptist/Mennonite
history and theology. He is also editor of The Conrad
Grebel Review, A Journal of Christian Inquiry published
three times per year by Conrad Grebel College.
Naomi Klein is a Canadian writer
Dr Victoria Knight is a senior research fellow at the
Community and Criminal Justice Division,De Montfort
Knott, CBE. MA
Christine Knott CBE MA, is a Research Fellow in
the Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology, Swansea
University and formerly National Offender Manager in
NOMS with nearly 30 years experience of working in the
Criminal Justice System, primarily in the field of Probation.
As Chief Officer of Greater
Manchester Probation, she created an organisation that
was closely aligned to its criminal justice and social
exclusion partners. Christine has been at the forefront
of the 'What Works' movement in correctional services
for the last 15 years, culminating in the phased implementation
of OM across all prison and probation services in England
and Wales. She has a history of commissioning and using
research to further strategic and practices developments
and is an independent consultant, specialising in evidence
based practices, performing improvement and change management
August H. Konkel (Ph. D.) is the Principal of Providence College
and Theological Seminary, Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada.
Emeritus Professor of Religion from Goshen College (Indiana); ordained
to ministry in the Mennonite Church; served with the Mennonite Board of Missions
in Japan and Asia; lectured and taught in Theological Colleges and universitiesAuthor
of some dozen books on theology and ethics.
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