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.
The Revd Giles Legood is a university chaplain in the diocese of
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.
Jackie Lowthian is the Director of Social
Justice Solutions Ltd., which supports voluntary organisations
working with offenders and their families. At the time
of the Conference she was Director of the Women Prisoner's
Resource Centre, which is part of NACRO, and later became
NACRO's National Policy Manager.
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation runs Stop it Now
- a helpline for adults who are worried about their own or others' behaviour towards
Sister Elaine MacInnes is a member of a Religious Congregation,
Our Ladys Missionaries, in Toronto, Canada.
Tim Macquiban is the principal of Sarum College, Salisbury, and
can be contacted at email@example.com
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 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
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
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.
Fergus McNeill is Professor of Criminology and Social
Work at the University of Glasgow. He teaches on undergraduate
and postgraduate courses in criminology, social work
and sociology. His main interests lie in the fields
of sentencing, community sanctions, ex-offender reintegration
and youth justice. He is a member of the Howard League’s
Research Advisory Group.
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 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
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
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 retired as Director of
Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman - Restorative Christian Ministries
(M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada in 2014. He has
been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen
promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published
in this field for many years. He published with Pierre
Allard a chapter on "Christianity: the Rediscovery of
Restorative Justice", in The Spiritual Roots of Restorative
Justice, Michael L. Hadley, editor, Albany: State University
of New York SUNY Press, 2001; co-authored with Hugh
Kirkegaard, "The Sex Offender as Scapegoat: Vigilante
Violence and a Faith Community Response", in the anthology,
God At Work, Ottawa: Chaplaincy, Correctional Services
Canada ( Link
here ); and published an article about the atonement
and restorative justice in the collection of essays:
Stricken by God?: Nonviolent Identification and the
Victory of Christ, edited by Brad Jersak and Michael
Hardin, Abbotsford: Fresh Wind Press and Grand Rapids:
Eerdmans, 2007 (Links
here : here
and here ) He was
recipient of a Restorarive Justice award in 1999, from
Correctional Services Canada. He republished a novel
on Western Christianity and violence in 2015: Chrysalis
Crucible, Abbotsford: Fresh Wind Press ( Link
here ). Like all people of faith, he is on an uncertain
journey of discovery. He holds a Master of Theological
Studies degree from Regent College, University of British
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 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
Anne Owers is HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
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
Tony Pearson is Chairman of Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
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
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.
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 Prejan
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 at email@example.com
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.
Tamim Rashed, Libyan research officer, Peacebuilding
Compared project, RegNet, Australian National University.
Tamim Rashed fought in the Zintan Militia against the
Gaddafi regime in 2011.
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).
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.
Randall G. Shelden is a Professor in the Department of Criminal
Justice, University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV), where he has been since 1977.
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
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
Tarleton was a chaplain at HMP
Leeds in 2003.
Vic Thiessen is the Director of the Mennonite Centre London
Larry Tifft is a Professor of Sociology at Central Michigan University.
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
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
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
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 US.
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.
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.
Jeremy Witherow is a student at the Tyndale Graduate School of
Theology, New Zealand
Nicholas Wolterstorff is the Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical
Theology at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
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
Kim Workman is the Executive Director, Prison Fellowship New Zealand
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
Dr Valerie Wright, Ph.D. is a Research Analyst at The Sentencing
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.