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Magnus Abrahamson
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.

Jonathan Aitken
Jonathan Aitken was formerly a Member of Parliament. He is now a commentator on Christian issues.

Abraham K. Akih
Abraham K. Akih Department Practical Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Callum Allison
Callum Allison is a Project Assistant at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

Pierre Allard
Dr. Pierre Allard is President of Just.Equipping a charitable organization committed to promoting Restorative Justice and equipping and encouraging prison chaplains worldwide ( Pierre served as President of IPCA from 1995-2005 and as Director of Chaplaincy for CSC from 1987-1998.

Polly Ashton Smith
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
Dorothy Ayling is a Chaplain at HMP Brockhill and Well- Being Programme Co-ordinator at HMP Hewell Grange.

Stuart Barton Babbage
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.

Baha'i faith
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
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
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 Frankfurt-am-Main

Arthur Bolkas
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 Christ.
For more information, contact Prison Fellowship Victoria,
Tele: 03-9482 9228

Malcolm Bowman
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 diocese.

Allan Brodie
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.

Elizabeth Butler-Sloss
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.

Cherie 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
Gwyneth Boswell is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, De Montfort University, Leicester

Michael Bourke
The Rt. Reverend Michael Bourke is the Anglican Bishop of Wolverhampton and Anglican Co-chairman of the Meissen Commission.

Tobias Brandner
Tobias Brandner is an ordained pastor of the Swiss Reformed Church with a Doctorate of Theology the University of Zurich, Switzerland

Francis Bridger
Francis Bridger is the Principal at Trinity College, Bristol

Emma Brockes
Emma Brockes is a journalist.

Michael Brookes
Professor Michael Brookes is Professor of Forensic Psychology and MSc Forensic Psychology Programme Leader at Birmingham City University.

Jonathan Burnside
Jonathan Burnside is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol

Rob Canton
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
Rod Carter teaches on the Restorative Justice Program at Queen's Theological College, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Lord Carey
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.

Nils Christie
Professor Nils Christie was the Professor of Criminology at Oslo University

Sandy Chubb
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
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
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
Charles Clarke was the Home Secretary (2006)
This is his speech to the Prison Reform Trust Annual Lecture 19 September 2005.

Peter Clark
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
Jane Clay is the Chaplain at HMP/YOI New Hall, Wakefield WF4 4AX, UK

Debra Clothier
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
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

Jeremy Cooke
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
Peter Cordella is Associate Professor and Chair in the Criminal Justice Department at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire

Andrew Coyle
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 United Kingdom.

John Croft
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
Elena Curtis is an English journalist.

Kathleen Daly
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
Nick Davies is a prize winning journalist who works for The Guardian.

Kathleen Denison
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.

Reijer 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
Stuart Dew is the Churches' Criminal Justice Officer at the Churches' Criminal Justice Forum.

Rodolfo Diamente
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
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
Yolanda Dreyer Department Practical Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Graham Durcan
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
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.

Avery 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
Louis Dupré is the Emeritus T. Lawson Riggs Professor of the Philosophy of Religion at Yale University

Edward Echlin
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, 2004).

Philip Evans
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 London.

David Faulkner
David Faulkner is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford Centre for Criminological Research

Matt Ford
Matt Ford is Research Analyst at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies

Duncan B Forrester
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
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
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 publications.

Jean Franklin
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
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
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
Richard Garside is Director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

David Gauke
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
David Goodhart is the Editor of 'Prospect'.
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Timothy Gorringe
The Reverend Timothy Gorringe is the Professor of Theology at Exeter University.

Jonathan Gorsky
The Reverend Jonathan Gorsky is the Education Advisor to The Council for Christians and Jews

Roger Grimshaw
Roger Grimshaw is Research Director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies

Ted Grimsrud
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.

José Luis Peréz Guadalupe
Dr José Luis Peréz Guadalupe is Director of the Social Pastoral Mission for the Diocese of Lima, Peru

John Haldane
John Haldane was Professor in Moral Philosophy at St Andrews University.

Brenda Hale
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
Peter Hammersley is Co-ordinating Chaplain at HMP Hewell Grange.

Patrick Hannon
Patrick Hannon is Professor of Moral Theology at Maynooth College, County Kildare, Eire.

Michael Hardin
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
Geoff Harris is Professor in the Peacebuilding Programme, Durban University of Technology, South Africa

M. Kay Harris
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
Anthony Harvey was Sub-Dean at Westminster Abbey

Roy Hattersley
Roy Hattersley is a well-known political commentator in England.

Nick Herbert
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.

Liz Hogarth
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 sector.

John Honeychurch
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
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
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
Russ Immarigeon is an editor, writer, and local court judge. Currently, he edits Justice Connections, the quarterly newsletter of the Victim-Offender Mediation Asociatio
n, 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 in 2007.

Philip Ireson
Philip Ireson is the Church of England Chaplain at HMP Doncaster and can be contacted at:

David Jenkins
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
Kate Jenkins was a chaplain at HMP Leeds in 2003.

Brad Jersak
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 Monastery.

Joanna Jepson
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
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
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
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
Gregory Jordan is a New Zealand Jesuit priest

Michael Kavanagh
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
Khalil Kazi was a chaplain at HMP Leeds in 2003.

Sue King
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
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
Naomi Klein is a Canadian writer

Victoria Knight
Dr Victoria Knight is a senior research fellow at the Community and Criminal Justice Division,De Montfort University, Leicester.

Christine 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 G
reater 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 and leadership.

August Konkel
August H. Konkel (Ph. D.) is the Principal of Providence College and Theological Seminary, Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada.

Norman Kraus
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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