Category Archives : Relational Justice Bulletin


Relational Justice Bulletin 21, Jan 2005

Politics: Pat Nolan describes how US conservative politics is thinking relationally about justice. Prison: Nigel Fenner reports on young offenders exploring the subject of marriage whilst in prison. John Cartwright, Madeleine Jenneker and Clifford Shearing explain how local disputes can be resolved in ways that create new partnerships between communities and the State. Overseas: John […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 20, May 2004

Tribute: Jonathan Burnside, David Faulkner and past contributors to the Relational Justice Bulletin salute the life and work of Sir Stephen Tumim. Prisons: Kimmett Edgar and Enver Solomon consider the relational benefits of prisoner councils. Reparation: Leroy White explores how the HAZ project in London has made reparation orders credible and relational.   Click here […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 19, Dec 2003

Prisons: Jonathan Burnside reports on changed lives in a changed institution. Mediation: Debbie Rogers describes programmes for transforming relationships in prison. Society: Jonathan Burnside and Michael Schluter look back and explain why a relational approach to justice is still needed. Society: Stephen Pryor describes how prisoners can acquire a sense of civic responsibility and serve […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 18, Aug 2003

Society: Oliver Letwin explains why relationships are key to building the ‘neighbourly society’ and reducing crime. Offenders: Helen Drewery reports on a new strategy for giving offenders support and accountability within their communities. Society: David Faulkner considers the importance of social capital to criminal justice in a changing world.   Click here to download the […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 17, Feb 2003

Courts: Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye describes the creation, growth and impact of problem-solving courts in New York Sate (US). Law: Peter Camp, visiting Professor of legal ethics at the College of Law, considers the rationale behind ethical rules governing the solicitors’ profession. Courts: Ruth Cole, Chairman of the Harrow Bench, defends the idea of […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 16, Nov 2002

Offenders: David Faulkner, Senior Research Associate at Oxford University’s Centre for Criminological Research, considers how ideas of citizenship and community might be applied to the treatment of offenders, and in particular to the management of prisons. Youth Justice: Sarah Curtis, a former Youth and Family Court Magistrate, suggests ways of giving youth court magistrates confidence […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 15, July 2002

Prisons: Stephen Pryor, a former Prison Governor, argues that prisons should expect responsibility from prisoners and must not remove more responsibility than is necessary for public protection. Victims: G. Tendayi Viki and Dominic Abrams investigate why victims of ‘date rape’ are blamed more than victims of stranger rape. Prisons: Angela Devlin, a writer and broadcaster, […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 14, May 2002

Society: Shadd Maruna, Lecturer at the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge, explains why it is more blessed for ex-offenders to give than to receive. Prison: Nancy Loucks, an independent criminologist, explores the role of prison Visitors’ Centres in preserving prisoners’ relationships. Policing: Peter Neyroud, Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police, argues that […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 13, Jan 2002

Policing: Mel Lofty, Head of Youth and Restorative Justice at Thames Valley Police, explains how restored relationships can be a guide to justice. Prisons: Diana Medlicott explores the importance of relationships in prison for suicidal prisoners. Society: Adam Crawford considers the scope for increasing public participation in criminal justice.   Click here to view the […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 12, Dec 2001

Prisons: Stephen Shaw, Prisons and Probation Ombudsman for England and Wales, describes the impact of different kinds of relationships in prison. Young Offenders: Tim Clewer explains why challenging offending behaviour needs a lot of care. Policing: David Bowes describes a new approach to policing schools and local communities. Prison: Bruce Winter explains the importance of […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 11, Aug 2001

Prisons: Andrew Coyle, Director of the International Centre for Prison Studies, reflects on the roots of imprisonment. Society: Shirley Shipman looks at harm on the Internet from a relational perspective. Young Offenders: Aiden Wilcox and Catherine Appleton evaluate what works in national Restorative Justice strategies.   Click here to view the bulletin.


Relational Justice Bulletin 10, April 2001

Society: David Faulkner, Senior Research Associate at Oxford University’s Centre for Criminological Research, envisages a new role for citizenship, public service and safety community safety. Community: Sue Rex considers the relational possibilities of community punishment. Policing: Michael Hodgkiss charts a course for human policing in the twenty-first century. Reclaiming: Talent Tony Giles describes UK attempts […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 9, Jan 2001

Society: Following Paul Boateng’s article in Issue 6, Ann Widdecombe explains why a relational approach to crime is part of the Conservatives’ ‘common sense’ revolution. Prisons: Allan Broadie and James Davies explore the secret history of the prison cell. Crime Prevention: George Hosking argues that healthy relationships between parents and babies are key to reducing […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 8, Oct 2000

Prisons: Sir Stephen Tumim argues that the primary goal of the Prison Service is to close the gap between the prisoner and society. Overseas: Penelope Lee introduces the work of Fr. Peter Young in providing treatment, housing and jobs for ex-offenders and addicts in New York State. Society: David Faulkner considers the choices facing public […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 7, July 2000

Prisons: Hans Toch, Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of New York, describes how commonality-centred programmes bring meaning to prisoners’ lives and link people on either side of the prison wall. Rehabilitation: Mike Pengelley and Bruce Smith consider the relational benefits of prisoners working with animals. Prisons: Billy Tripney describes Polmont’s Positive Parenting […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 6, April 2000

Policy: Home Office Minister of State Paul Boateng discusses how a relational correctional policy can be put into practice. Young Offenders: John Harding looks at the relational implications of referral orders under the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act. Overseas: Graham Giles explains the challenge of implementing Relational Justice amid social revolution. Crime Prevention: Lisa […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 5, Jan 2000

Policing: Ewan Ramage charts a new relational role for the police box. Punishment: Joshua Bamfield looks at restitution for store thieves. Media: Simon Bradshaw explains why the release of information is vital for good communities. Society: Katherine Mumford explores the role of urban management in building community and responding to crime. Prisons: Joan Holmes considers […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 4, Oct 1999

Prison: Sir Peter Woodhead explains why Relational Justice is central to the work of the Prisons Ombudsman. Partnerships: Mary Phillips discusses how multi-agency partnerships have been successful in tackling domestic violence. Mediation: Caz Ford explores a new mediation project that gives young offenders the chance to change. Young Offenders: Alan Clarke evaluates mentoring for young […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 3, July 1999

Prisons: H.M. Chief Inspector of Prisons, Sir David Ramsbotham, explains why relationships are the key to a healthy prison. Justice: Sophie Bishop reports from Rwanda on new moves to secure a more Relational form of justice after genocide. Law: David Simpson, Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate in the inner London Youth Courts, argues that there needs to […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 2, April 1999

Justice: Adrian James evaluates the significance of Relational Justice, as opposed to restorative justice, in the light of recent policy developments. Law: Judge Christopher Compston discusses what lessons can be learned from the Westminster Abbey case. Electronic Tagging: Rebecca Sampson examines the pros and cons of electronic tagging from a Relational perspective. Overseas: Judge Fred […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 1, January 1999

Justice: Aidan Wilcox, a criminologist, explains why he believes that ZTP can undermine police legitimacy and worsen that all important police-community relationship. Probation: Imogen Brown, of the Probation Service, discusses how a good officer-offender relationship is crucial to successful supervision and reduces recidivism. Partnerships: Anita Gibbs, a Probation Studies Research Officer, discusses the importance of […]


Relational Justice Bulletin 0, May 1998

Justice: Michael Schluter, Director of Relationships Foundation, discusses how relationships are crucial for criminal justice. Analysis: David Faulkner discusses the relationship between the citizen and the state and its relevance to the Crime and Disorder Bill. Prison: Tim Newell, Governor of Grendon and Spring Hill Prisons explains how effective prison regimes depend on effective relationships. Applying […]