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Malcolm Lacey
Malcolm Lacey was formerly Head of Social Work at Coventry Polytechnic and Chief Probation Officer for Dorset.

Charles Lamb
Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was a famous English poet and essayist. Some of his works were published together in Essays of Elia.

Sarah Lamble
Dr Sarah Lamble is Senior Lecturer in Law, Birkbeck College, University of London

Giles Legood
The Revd Giles Legood is a university chaplain in the diocese of London.

Millard Lind
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
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
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.

Lucy Faithfull Foundation
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation runs Stop it Now - a helpline for adults who are worried about their own or others' behaviour towards children

Alastair MacGregor
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.

Elaine MacInnes
Sister Elaine MacInnes is a member of a Religious Congregation, Our Lady’s Missionaries, in Toronto, Canada.

Tim Macquiban
Tim Macquiban is the principal of Sarum College, Salisbury, and can be contacted at

Christopher D. Marshall
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 justice conferencing.

Paul McCold
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
Sean McConville is Professor of Criminal Justice and Professional Research Fellow in the Department of Law, Queen Mary, University of London.

David McIlroy
David McIlroy is a barrister at 3 Paper Buildings, Temple, London EC4 7EU

Gillian McLean
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
Will McMahon is the Deputy Director at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

Lord Tom McNally
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.

Rhonda Mann
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 Lutheran College.

Harry Mika
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
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 of Tanzania.

John M Moore
John M Moore edits the website No More Prison, and teaches criminology at UWE Bristol.

Dominique Moranis
Dr Dominique Moranis is a Professor of Carceral Geography at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham (

Peter Morell
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.

Charles Moule
The Reverend Professor C.F.D. Moule was the Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity at Cambridge 1951-1976

Jessica Mullen
Jessica Mullen is Head of Policy and Communications at Clinks.

Jeffrie Murphy
Jeffrie Murphy is Regents' Professor of Law, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University.

Mike Nash
Mike Nash is Deputy Director, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth.

Ronald W. Nikkel
Ronald Nikkel is the President of Prison Fellowship International and a Patron of Justice Reflections

Wayne Northey
Wayne Northey is Director of M2/W2 Association - Restorative Christian Ministries, British Columbia, Canada

Lord 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
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 March 2007.
He can be contacted at

Daniel O'Leary
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.

Onora O'Neill
Dr Onora O'Neill is the Principal of Newnham College Cambridge

Anne Owers
Anne Owers is HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

Robin Pagan
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.

Luke Lungile Pato
The Reverend Canon Luke Lungile Pato works for the South African Council of Churches as Programme Director on Reconciliation, Healing and Peace

Tony Pearson
Tony Pearson is Chairman of Centre for Crime and Justice Studies Council.

John Pendleton
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
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.

Laura Piacentini
Dr Laura Piacentini is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Strathclyde Law School — University of Strathclyde.

Jim Platts
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
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.

Stephen Pope
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
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 crim
inal 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
John Pratt is Professor of Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Helen Prejan

Stephen Pryor
Stephen Pryor recently retired after a long and distinguished career as a Prison Governor

Lord Anthony Quinton
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
John Race is an administrator who works for the Prison Service in London.

Timothy Radcliffe
Timothy Radcliffe OP is a Dominican and can be contacted at

Karl Rahner
Karl Rahner was a Roman Catholic theologian born in 1904 at Freibourg and died in 1984 in Innsbruck.

Mamphela Ramphele
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.

David Ramsbotham
Lord Ramsbotham was the Chief Inspector of Prisons and is a Patron of Justice Reflections

Pierre Raphael
Pierre Raphael is a priest of the Mission de France. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Vern Redekop
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
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
Mian Ridge is a journalist who writes for The Tablet

Declan Roche
Declan Roche works in the Law Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

David Scott
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.

Peter Sedgwick
Dr. Peter Sedgwick, is the Secretary of the Board of Social Responsibility of the Church of England.

Peter Selby
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.

John Sentamu
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 Shammas
Victor L Shammas is based in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at University of Oslo, Norway.

Robert Shaw
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
Zebunisa Sheik was an MSc Forensic Psychology student at Birmingham City University.

Randell G. Shelden
Randall G. Shelden is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV), where he has been since 1977.

Heather Shore
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
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.

Fr Oleg Skomorokh
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 diocese.

Mary Sigler
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
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

Fraser Smith
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
Jens Soering, inmate I.D. 179212, has served seventeen years of his two life sentences for double murder

Wole Soyinka
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.

Basia Spalek
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).

Jean Stairs
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
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
Vivian Stern, Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for Prison Studies, Kings College, London

Peter Tarleton
Peter Tarleton was a chaplain at HMP Leeds in 2003.

Vic Thiessen
Vic Thiessen is the Director of the Mennonite Centre London

Larry Tifft
Larry Tifft is a Professor of Sociology at Central Michigan University.

Desmond Tutu
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 Lecture

Maurice Vanstone
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
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

Bruno 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
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, the largest and most-visited website on restorative justice on the web.

Margot Van Sluytman
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 US.

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Terry Veling
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.

Francesca Vianello
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 CBE
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.

Benjamin Wachtel
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
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
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
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
Jeremy Witherow is a student at the Tyndale Graduate School of Theology, New Zealand

Lloyd Withers
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
Nicholas Wolterstorff is the Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Dave Wood
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 Woolf
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
Kim Workman is the Executive Director, Prison Fellowship New Zealand

Mike Wragg
Mike Wragg is a Senior Lecturer in Playwork at Leeds Beckett University.

Martin Wright
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.

Valerie Wright
Dr Valerie Wright, Ph.D. is a Research Analyst at The Sentencing Project

Brian Zahnd
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.

Howard Zehr
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 justice.














































































































































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