Malcolm Lacey was formerly Head of Social Work at Coventry
Polytechnic and Chief Probation Officer for Dorset.
Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was a famous English poet
and essayist. Some of his works were published together
in Essays of Elia.
Dr Sarah Lamble is Senior Lecturer in Law, Birkbeck
College, University of London
The Revd Giles Legood is a university chaplain in
the diocese of London.
Millard Lind is professor emeritus of Old Testament
for Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries in Elkhart,
Ind. He is a pastor of Mennonite Churches and a member
of College Mennonite Church in Goshen.
C. S Lewis, a renowned
English theologian, had a knack of placing his finger
on the weakness of an argument. As so often C. S. Lewis
went to the heart of the matter with a simplicity and
directness which concealed profundity of thought and
incisiveness of mind. Lewis is best known, however,
for his fiction and his Christian apologetics, two disciplines
complementary to each other within his oeuvre.
Marian Liebmann has worked in the criminal justice field
for over 20 years with offenders and victims. She was
director of Mediation UK for four years and now works
free lane in restorative justice and mediation training
both in the UK and abroad.
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation runs Stop it Now
- a helpline for adults who are worried about their
own or others' behaviour towards children
Alastair R MacGregor QC was called to the English Bar
in 1974 and became a QC in 1994. He joined the Criminal
Cases Review Commission in 2004 and has been its deputy
chairman since 2006.
Sister Elaine MacInnes is a member of a Religious
Congregation, Our Ladys Missionaries, in Toronto,
Tim Macquiban is the principal of Sarum College,
Salisbury, and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Christopher Marshall taught New Testament at the
Tyndale Graduate School of Theology in Auckland. He
moved to Wellington at the end of 2004 as St John's
Senior Lecturer in Christian Theology at Victoria
University of Wellington, New Zealand.
He is also Chairman of the Waitakere Restorative Justice
Community Group and is actively involved in restorative
Paul McCold is currently living in Olympia Washington
and is an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University,
School of Criminology. Paul was a founding professor
of restorative practices an the International Institute
for Restorative Practices in Bethlehem PA, USA. As chair
of the Working Party on Restorative Justice, Paul help
organize a number of ancillary sessions on restorative
justice at both the 2000 and 2005 United Nations Congresses
on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. He published
Restorative Justice: An Annotated Bibliography and several
articles for the Working Party.
Sean McConville is Professor of Criminal Justice
and Professional Research Fellow in the Department of
Law, Queen Mary, University of London.
David McIlroy is a barrister at 3 Paper Buildings, Temple,
London EC4 7EU
Gillian McLean is a part-time student in the MTS program
at Queens Theological College in Canada. She also works
part-time as a pastoral counsellor at the Hotel Dieu
Hospital in Kingston. She is married with three children,
and as a family they attend a local Anglican Church
Will McMahon is the Deputy Director at the Centre for
Crime and Justice Studies.
Lord McNally served as MP for Stockport South 1979
- 83 and was special advisor to the Rt Hon James Callaghan
1974 - 79. Prior to being appointed Minister of State
for Justice he was a member of the Select Committee
on Industry and Trade. He supported the successful merger
with the Liberal Party to form the Liberal Democrats
and served on the Federal Executive of the new party.
He was elected as the Liberal Democrat Leader of the
House of Lords in October 2004. He studied economics
and social history at University College London.
Mrs Rhonda Mann is a prison chaplain of the Lutheran
Church of Australia in Adelaide, South Australia. She
is the chaplain at James Nash House, a Forensic Mental
Health Facility and provides ecumenical pastoral care
at other South Australian correctional facilities including
Yatala Labour Prison and Adelaide Women's Prison. Rhonda
was the Project Officer on the Children of Prisoners
Project for the Justice Strategy Division of the South
Australian Department of Justice. She has a Bachelor
of Social Science degree from the University of South
Australia and a Diploma of Theology from Australian
Harry Mika is a professor at Central Michigan University
(USA). A researcher, teacher and practitioner, he was
extensively involved in the development of community-based
restorative justice initiatives in Loyalist and Republican
areas of Northern Ireland. In 2003, Harry Mika received
a Fulbright New Century Scholar's Award for the study
of sectarian conflict.
Victor Missiaen studied Philosophy and Theology
with the Society of the Missionaries of Africa, in Belgium
and London, and a BA course at Oxford University (PPE).
He moved to Tanzania teaching economics in Itaga Seminary
and became Assistant General of the Missionary Society
for 12 years in Rome. He returned to Tanzania in 1987
working in the bush of Singida. Since 1991 he has worked
for the Tanzania Episcopal Conference as Secretary of
the Justice and Peace Commission and the Commission
for Prisons, as well as chaplain to the Christian Professionals
John M Moore edits the website No More Prison, and teaches
criminology at UWE Bristol.
Dr Dominique Moranis is a Professor of Carceral Geography
at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental
Sciences, University of Birmingham (email@example.com)
Peter Morrell was a barrister from 1974 to 1992 when
he was appointed to the Circuit Bench. He retired as
a judge in 2009, although he continues to work part-time,
presiding over Mental Health Review Tribunals, mainly
concerning convicted offenders. As barrister and judge,
his experience was largely, although not exclusively,
in the field of criminal justice. Between 2006 and 2008,
he trained for the priesthood and was ordained deacon
in the Diocese of Peterborough in 2008. He was ordained
priest in 2009 and is currently the Assistant Curate
in the Benefice of Uppingham with Ayston, and Belton
with Wardley, Rutland.
The Reverend Professor C.F.D. Moule was the Lady
Margaret's Professor of Divinity at Cambridge 1951-1976
Jessica Mullen is Head of Policy and Communications
Jeffrie Murphy is Regents' Professor of Law, Philosophy,
and Religious Studies at Arizona State University.
Mike Nash is Deputy Director, Institute of Criminal
Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth.
Ronald Nikkel is the President of Prison Fellowship
International and a Patron of Justice Reflections
Wayne Northey is Director of M2/W2 Association - Restorative
Christian Ministries, British Columbia, Canada
Norton of Louth
Philip Norton was appointed Professor of Government
in 1986. In 1992 he also became Director of the Centre
for Legislative Studies. In 1998 he was elevated to
the peerage, as Lord Norton of Louth. From 2001 to 2004
he was Chairman of the House of Lords Select Committee
on the Constitution. He has been described in The House
Magazine- the journal of both Houses of Parliament -
as ‘our greatest living expert on Parliament'.
Terry Nowell works as Methodist Minister in Nottingham,
having previously served in Lincoln as part-time chaplain
to the prison.
He was appointed as editor to Justice Reflections in
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel O'Leary is he parish priest of St. Wilfred's,
Ripon, North Yorkshire. He kindly gave permission for
the inclusion of this article which was previously published
in The Tablet on 16th July 2005.
Dr Onora O'Neill is the Principal of Newnham College
Anne Owers is HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
Revd Dr Robin Pagan
isa retired United Reformed Church minister. His interest
in the work and life of Dostoevsky over the past ten
years has led him to recognise his continuing relevance
to the social and spiritual questions of our own times.
The Reverend Canon Luke Lungile Pato works for the South
African Council of Churches as Programme Director on
Reconciliation, Healing and Peace
Tony Pearson is Chairman of Centre for Crime and Justice
John Pendleton was Chief Probation Officer in Warwickshire,
England. He read theology and was formerly Director
of Post Graduate Social Work Courses at the University
of Nottingham. He was also the convener of the Association
of Chief Officers of Probation national subgroup on
mediation and reparation.
Lord Phillips was educated at Bryanston School, and
King's College, Cambridge. He was called to the bar
in 1962, made a QC in 1978 and was appointed a Recorder
in 1982. He was appointed to the Queen's Bench Division
of the High Court in 1987, and became an Appeal Court
judge in 1995. In 1999 he was appointed a Lord of Appeal
in Ordinary, and in 2000 he was appointed Master of
the Rolls. Lord Phillips was appointed in 2005 to take
over from Lord Woolf as Lord Chief Justice.
Dr Laura Piacentini is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology
at Strathclyde Law School — University of Strathclyde.
Jim Platts, a Quaker, is based at the Institute for
Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge, where
he has been Course Director for the Manufacturing Engineering
Tripos and the leading examiner for Manufacturing Leaders'
Programme. He initiated and leads a Summer Academy for
European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management
(ESTIEM) on 'Deep Entrepreneurship'.
Michael Platzer is advisor to the International
Commission for Catholic Prison Pastoral Care. In addition
to coordinating the project on "Basic Principles for
Freedom of Religion in Prison", he has produced a Guide
for Chaplains Confronted with Torture and a booklet
on the UN and EU Recommendations on the Treatment of
Foreigners in Prison. Also under ICCPPC auspices, he
completed a surveys of Africans and migrant youth held
in detention in Austria as well as organized conferences
on marginalized youth and alternatives to imprisonment.
He worked in the United Nations secretariat for 34 years
and has published numerous articles and books on peacebuilding
and justice issues. Most recently, he was made liaison
officer for the Academic Council on the United Nations
System in Vienna. He teaches in Austria and Australia.
Professor Stephen J. Pope is professor of theology at
Boston College. He received his Ph.D. from the University
of Chicago and has since taught and written extensively
on social ethics and theological ethics. He is a member
of the Society of Christian Ethics and the Catholic
Theological Society of America.
Kay Pranis is a trainer/facilitator for peacemaking
circles and the philosophy of restorative justice. She
served the Minnesota Department of Corrections in the
position of Restorative Justice Planner from 1994 to
2003 providing education to the criminal
justice system, other agencies and the general public
about restorative justice. She is a co-author of the
book 'Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community'
and author of the 'Little Book of Circle Processes:
A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking'.
John Pratt is Professor of Criminology at Victoria University
of Wellington, New Zealand. Helen
Stephen Pryor recently retired after a long and distinguished
career as a Prison Governor
Anthony Meredith Quinton, Baron Quinton, was a political
philosopher and metaphysician, as well as a writer about
ethics, philosophy of mind and the history of ideas.
John Race is an administrator who works for the Prison
Service in London.
Timothy Radcliffe OP is a Dominican and can be contacted
Karl Rahner was a Roman Catholic theologian born in
1904 at Freibourg and died in 1984 in Innsbruck.
A South African-born medical doctor, Mamphela Ramphele
is also a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of
Cape Town. She also holds a Ph.D. in social anthropology,
a BCom degree in Administration, and diplomas in Tropical
Health & Hygiene and Public Health. As a student and
former partner of Steve Biko, the murdered anti-apartheid
fighter, she played a key role in the Black Consciousness
Movement in South Africa. She has received many prestigious
national and international awards and eighteen honorary
doctorates and the Medal of Distinction from Bernard
College. She has written many books and articles on
education, health, and social development for which
she has received numerous prizes and awards.
Lord Ramsbotham was the Chief Inspector of Prisons
and is a Patron of Justice Reflections
Pierre Raphael is a priest of the Mission de France.
He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Vern Neufeld Redekop is Associate Professor in the
Faculty of Human Sciences, Saint Paul University, a
Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
at the University of Ottawa and one of Canada’s foremost
theoreticians in conflict resolution. He gained his
PhD in Theology in1998. Having worked on a hermeneutical
framework for understanding deep-rooted conflict between
identity groups and what is entailed in reconciliation,
he is interested in continuing to refine this framework
and work out its implications for particular types of
conflict including religious based conflict, protesting
crowds and police, and the role of identity-based conflict
in economic life.
Helen Reid is Director of Faith to Faith, a Christian
consultancy supporting those involved in mission and
ministry among people of other faiths
Mian Ridge is a journalist
who writes for The Tablet
Declan Roche works in the Law Department of the London
School of Economics and Political Science.
Dr David Scott is a senior lecturer in criminology and
criminal justice at the University of Central Lancashire.
He is the coordinator of the European Group for the
Study of Deviance and Social Control and is currently
also on the editorial board of the Journal of the Howard
League and Criminal Justice Matters. David is a founding
member of the penal pressure group No More Prison and
is an Ambassador for Make Justice Work.
Dr. Peter Sedgwick, is the Secretary of the Board of
Social Responsibility of the Church of England.
Peter Selby served for 41 years as an ordained priest
in the Church of England, the first half of the time
in adult education and mission work, the second half
as a bishop with a five-year period of academic research.
Penal issues have been a constant theme of his ministry
since he served as an intern chaplain in San Quentin
during his theological education. He co-chaired the
London and Southward Dioceses penal affairs group when
he was Bishop of Kingston, and then as Bishop of Worcester
was appointed Bishop to HM Prisons. Since he retired
from that post he has served for 5½ years as President
of the National Council for Independent Monitoring Boards,
the boards charged with monitoring fairness and respect
for those in prison and immigration custody.
Archbishop of York, Metropolitan of
the province of York, and Primate of England. He was
consecrated Bishop of Stepney in 1996 and was appointed
Bishop of Birmingham, where his ministry, according
to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, was
praised by "Christians of all backgrounds". He was formally
elected the 97th Archbishop by the Canons of York Minste
rin 2005, and enthroned at York Minster on 30 November
2005 (the feast of Saint Andrew).
Victor L Shammas is based in the Department of Sociology
and Human Geography at University of Oslo, Norway.
Robert Shaw, a pseudonym, is a qualified management
consultant with an international reputation in his earlier
field of study who spent 4½ years in high security prisons
following his wrongful conviction as a result of allegations
arising from false memory syndrome. A Christian for
over 40 years, he has worked with people in a wide variety
of situations, including staff dealing with various
forms of difficult behaviour, and taught mature students
in higher education. He used his time in prison to draft
five books on, among other things, supporting prisoners,
the English criminal justice system and understanding
abuse. He has written a number of shorter papers and
continues to work as a management consultant and to
support victims, offenders and their families.
Zebunisa Sheik was an MSc Forensic Psychology student
at Birmingham City University.
Randall G. Shelden is a Professor in the Department
of Criminal Justice, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
(UNLV), where he has been since 1977.
Dr Heather Shore is an expert in the history of crime
in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth
centuries. She has published widely on the history of
juvenile crime and on the cultural and social representation
of the criminal underworld. Heather is currently developing
a new research project with crime historians Barry Godfrey
(Liverpool) and Pam Cox (Essex) on the long term impact
of 19th and 20th century youth justice interventions.
Joe Sims is Professor of Criminology at Liverpool John
Moores University. He is the author of a number of texts
on prisons including British Prisons (with Mike Fitzgerald),
Medical Power in Prisons and Punishment and Prisons:
Power and the Carceral State. He is also a trustee of
the charity INQUEST.
Oleg Skomoroh is an Archpriest of the Russian Orthodox
Church in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has been visiting
prisons since 1995 and, since 2005, has been the head
of the Department of Prison Chaplaincy of the St. Petersburg
Mary SiCollege of Law, holds a J.D. from the University
of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Political Philosophy
from Arizona State University. Her research and teaching
interests lie at the intersection of legal, moral, and
political philosophy. She has published articles addressing
various aspects of the capital sentencing process, the
role of emotions in legal decision making, and the operation
of forgiveness, mercy, and revenge in relation to justice.
Her current research addresses the ethics of punishment,
political morality, and the role of decency in legal
liberalism. She teaches criminal law, jurisprudence,
and various topics in moral and political theory. gler,
Professor of Law at the Arizona State University
Henk Smidstra has worked as chaplain in women's
prisons in British Columbia, Canada since 1991. Before
that he also worked in victim offender mediation, and
served overseas as a missionary in the Philippines
Revd Fraser Smith was a chaplain at Garth Prison, and
this article first appeared in the Epworth Review in
2010, and is reproduced by permission of the author.
Jens Soering, inmate I.D. 179212, has served seventeen
years of his two life sentences for double murder
Wole Soyinka has been professor of comparative literature
at th University of Ife since 1975. He has periodically
been visiting professor at the universities of Cambridge,
Sheffield, and Yale.
Dr. Basia Spalek is
a Lecturer at the Institute of Applied Social Studies,
University of Birmingham, She edited the book Islam,
Crime and Criminal Justice (2000).
The Reverend Dr. M. Jean Stairs is the Principal
of the Theological College at Queens University, Kingston,
Ontario, Canada. Jean joined the College as an assistant
professor in 1991, became Head of Theological Studies
in 1996, and was awarded tenure with her promotion to
associate professor in 1998. She became the Principal
in 2001. She served as President of The Association
for Theological Field Education, 1997-99, and was Chair
of the Canadian Affairs Committee, The Association of
Theological Schools, 1998-2000.
Dennis Sullivan directs the Institute for Economic and
Restorative Justice and is an Adjunct Professor of Criminal
Justice at the State University of New York at Albany.
Vivian Stern, Senior Research Fellow at the International
Centre for Prison Studies, Kings College, London
Peter Tarleton was a chaplain at HMP Leeds in 2003.
Vic Thiessen is the Director of the Mennonite Centre
Larry Tifft is a Professor of Sociology at Central Michigan
Bishop Desmond Tutu is the retired Archbishop of Cape
Town. Bishop Tutu gave a version of the above paper
on 16th February 2004 in London as the Third Longford
Dr. Maurice Vanstone is Reader in Criminal Justice
and Criminology at the Centre for Criminal Justice and
Criminology, Swansea University. Previously, he worked
for the probation service as a practitioner, manager,
trainer and researcher. For the past 25 years he has
been teaching, researching and writing on work with
offenders. Currently, he is the Director the Criminal
Justice and Criminology MA.
Ryan van Eijk studied pastoral theology and law. He
worked in several Dutch prisons. Nowadays he works as
catholic prison chaplain in a maximum security prison
in the Netherlands with psychiatric prisoners and as
researcher/secretary for the Centre for Prison Pastoral
Studies at Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Van der Maat
Prof. Dr. Bruno Van der Maat (1957 Belgium) is a Theology
and Social Science Professor at the Universidad Católica
de Santa María in Arequipa (Peru).
Dan Van Ness is Executive Director of PFI’s Centre
for Justice & Reconciliation. He is a leader in the
restorative justice movement. He was a primary architect
of the UN Basic Princples on the Use of Restorative
Justice (approved in 2002). His latest book (with Karen
Strong) is Restoring Justice: An Introduction
to Restorative Justice, 4th Edition. He is general
editor of www.restorativejustice.org, the largest and
most-visited website on restorative justice on the web.
Margot Van Sluytmanteaches individuals how to write
their voice to find healing and transformation. She
is the author of twelve books of poetry, including:
The Other Inmate: Mediating Justice-Mediating Hope.
Poetry and Workbook for Restorative Practices and Dance
With Your Healing: Tears Let Me Begin to Speak. Her
book Sawbonna: Dialogue of Hope, published in 2009,
received praise from Sister Helen Prejean, who wrote
Dead Man Walking. Margot has been invited to share her
work with victims and offenders across Canada and the
Dr Terry A. Veling is head of the McAuley School of
Theology at the Australian Catholic University, Brisbane,
a Visiting Professor of Practical Theology at St. Thomas
University, Miami,and the author of Living in the Margins:
Intentional Communities and the Art of Interpretation
and Practical Theology: “On Earth as It Is in Heaven.”.
He has taught in the United States for many years, and
was also a Golda Meir Fellow at the Hebrew University
of Jerusalem. In his Practical Theology: “On Earth as
It Is in Heaven.”, he challenges us to let some fresh
air into the cob-webbed room of theology.
Dr Francesca Vianello is a Lecturer and Researcher in
Sociology of Law, Deviance and Social Change at the
Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied
Psychology at the University of Padua, Italy.
Terry Waite is a British Quaker and Anglican, humanitarian
and author. In January 1987, while negotiating for the
release of Western hostages in Lebanon, he himself was
taken captive by Shiite Muslims and remained in captivity
for 1,763 days, the first four years of which were spent
in total solitary confinement.
Ben Wachtel is director of communications and technology
for the International Institute for Restorative Practices
(IIRP), a graduate school in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
In his current role at the IIRP, Ben oversees the implementation
and support of technology and data systems; web, video
and print publications; public relations and communications;
and the development of educational resources. Ben served
as a researcher with the Restorative Policing Experiment
in Bethlehem, Pa. (from 1995 to 1998) and co-authored
the final project report. He also co-authored "Conferencing
Handbook: The New Real Justice Training Manual."
Philip Whitehead is Reader
in Criminal and Social Justice at Teesside University.
Prior to this appointment he worked for the Probation
Service for over 26 years in the North East of England.
His latest book is “Exploring Modern Probation: social
theory and organisational complexity”, The Policy Press.
His current research is looking at the religious question
in contemporary criminal justice through the lens of
community chaplaincy in England and Wales, and Canada.
Rowan Williams is Archbishop of Canterbury. From 1986-1992,
Dr Williams was Professor of Theology at Oxford. He
was enthroned as Bishop of Monmouth in 1992 and Archbishop
of Wales in 2000. Elected as Archbishop of Canterbury
on 23 July 2002. Enthroned as the 104th Archbishop of
Canterbury on 27 February 2003 in Canterbury Cathedral.
David Wilson is Professor of Criminology and Director
of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham
City University. He is the co-Editor of the prestigious
Howard Journal of Criminal Justice David was Senior
Policy Advisor to the Prison Reform Trust, and between
October 1983-April 1997 he worked as a Prison Governor.
Jeremy Witherow is a student at the Tyndale Graduate
School of Theology, New Zealand
Lloyd Wthers was a chaplain with Correctional Service
of Canada, he developed and delivered the “Maintaining
Positive Couple Relationships” at Millhaven, Frontenac
and Kingston penitentiaries. He is currently the National
Coordinator of the Canadian Families and Corrections
Network, a Canadian charity.
Nicholas Wolterstorff is the Noah Porter Professor of
Philosophical Theology at Yale University, New Haven,
Dave Wood currently works as a Probation Officer in
the Merseyside area. In his role he advises the Courts
on relevant sentencing and supervises individuals sentenced
to community-based orders working with them to help
them become offence free in the future. As part of his
role he also works with other agencies and organisations
to support the individuals sentenced and to ensure any
risk they may pose is properly assessed and managed.
Harry Kenneth Woolf was called to the Bar in 1955. From
1973 he was the Junior Counsel to the Inland Revenue
and was First Treasury Counsel from 1974. By 1979 he
was appointed as a Queen's Bench Division High Court
judge, and in 1986 was promoted to Lord Justice of Appeal.
He became a Law Lord in 1992 and was Master of the Rolls
from 1996 until 2000 and Lord Chief Justice of England
and Wales from 2000 until 2005, when he was made the
first Lord Chief Justice to be President of the Courts
of England and Wales by The Constitutional Reform Act.
Kim Workman is the Executive Director, Prison Fellowship
Mike Wragg is a Senior Lecturer in Playwork at Leeds
Martin Wright was an early advocate for restorative
justice in the UK and Europe, and continues to provide
leadership there and abroad. He has been Director of
the Howard League for Penal Reform, Policy Officer of
Victim Support, and Librarian of the Cambridge Institute
of Criminology. He was a founding member of Mediation
UK, and more recently of the European Forum on Mediation
and Restorative Justice. He acts as a voluntary mediator
in the Lambeth mediation Service, London. He is currently
Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Legal Studies,
University of Sussex.
Dr Valerie Wright, Ph.D. is a Research Analyst at
The Sentencing Project
Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of
Life Church, a Christian congregation located in the
heartland of America in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Dr. Howard Zehr is Professor of Restorative Justice
at Eastern Mennonite University's graduate Center for
Justice and Peacebuilding and is the editor of The Little
Books of Justice and Peacemaking series. He has been
called the grandfather of restorative justice. He directed
the first victim offender conferencing program in the
U.S. and is one of the developers of restorative justice
as a concept. Dr. Zehr is co-director of the graduate
Conflict Transformation Program at Eastern Mennonite
University (Harrisonburg, Virginia). From this base
he also teaches and practices in the field of restorative