Rebuilding trust in law and order: restorative justice and policing practice in diverse contexts

Professor Xiumei Wang, Professor Kerry Clamp, Dr Myra Blyth
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Xiumei Wang currently serves as Professor of Law at Beijing Normal University and Vice-dean of College for Criminal Law Science. She worked as deputy procurator general at Fangshan District Procuratorate of Beijing (2008-2009), and as adjunct judge at Supreme People’s Court. Prior to joining BNU, she worked at the Hague International Criminal Court’s Pre-trial Chamber (2004), as Associate Professor of Law at Renmin University of China (2000-2005), and Judge at Tianjin Intermediate People’s Court (1988-1997). She holds a PhD of Law from Renmin University of China, was a visiting scholar at New York University School of Law (1995-1996), a Global Research Fellow (2003-2004) at Hauser Global Law School Program, and a Fulbright Scholar (2009-2010). She serves as Vice President of China Association of Integrity and Law, Vice President of International Association of Penal Law, Editor of Series on International Criminal Law and Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, is a member of the Board of Directors at the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, and is on the Steering Committee at The Geneva Academy for Anti-Corruption, Integrity and Good Governance. She has published 180 papers and authored 45 books.

Dr Kerry Clamp is an Associate Professor in Criminology at the University of Nottingham. Her research focuses on the application of restorative justice within transitional settings, policing and the community. She is the author of Restorative Justice in Transition (2013), Restorative Justice in Transitional Settings (2016) and Restorative Policing: Concepts, Theory and Practice (2017, co-authored with Craig Paterson). She currently sits on the International Advisory Board for the International Journal of Restorative Justice. She has always had a strong interest in practice and a desire to reduce the boundaries between academia, practice and policymaking. To that end, she was Editor of the Newsletter for the European Forum for Restorative Justice and Chair of the Editorial Committee (2011-2017) and is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Restorative Justice Council (since July 2018). Her new monograph series with Routledge entitled Contemporary Issues in Restorative Practices creates a platform for practitioners to share skills and techniques at the forefront of the field.

Dr Myra Blyth is a tutorial fellow in Theology and Ecumenical Studies at Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford. Her research explores the interface between theology and society, with specific attention to Restorative Justice. Between 2016 and 2019, with colleagues in Oxford, Sheffield and Ulster, she led an ethnographic research project on the place of forgiveness within Restorative Justice, and she is currently developing plans for a UK-China symposium in 2021 on Restorative Justice philosophy and practice.