Bobby Cummines – OBE MUniv FRSA

December 9th, 2013

“If I prevent one child in a class from getting involved in knife crime, then that is a result. If I can show that child what happened to me, and make sure a life of crime is avoided, I am delighted. Now is the time to act in schools and I am proud to be […]

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Ayumi Cummines

December 9th, 2013

She was born and grew up in Osaka, Japan as a daughter of a typical Japanese family. Since leaving University in Tokyo in 1992 she has resided in several countries in including US, UK and Holland. Her Initial contact with the disadvantaged groups was when she was working as a reporter in Japan researching the […]

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Paul Ferris

December 9th, 2013

Ferris was a gangland enforcer for underworld kingpin Arthur ‘The Godfather’ Thompson. His dad William was a convicted bank robber — and his brother Billy is currently serving life for murder. As a teenage hood, Ferris was locked up for the first time in 1981 after admitting assault and robbery. In 1998 Ferris was caged for a total […]

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Carolyn Ferris

December 9th, 2013

Carolyn graduated Carnegie College in Dunfermline in 2001 after studying HND in Social Science and being Awarded with merit. In 2007 she went back onto education attending Darnley Career Academy majoring in Forensics & Crime Scene Investigation(with awarded merit), Introduction to Criminology,and Paralegal Studies. From 2009 on she also studied Inner Healing (certificated), Journal Therapy […]

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Najem Al Hasan

December 9th, 2013

Najem graduated from University of Paisley with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. After a number of years in the IT field, Najem retrained in Architecture and Construction, specialising in Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF) as a primary method of construction. He has been actively involved in improvements to the construction industry generally, including a petition […]

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Prof. Dick Hobbs

December 9th, 2013

On leaving school, Dick worked as a labourer, warehouseman, dustman, road sweeper and briefly as a clerk, before going to night-school to study for O and A levels. He then trained as a schoolteacher and worked in London schools for four years.He studied sociology at the LSE and was awarded a PhD by the University […]

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Prof. Shadd Maruna

December 9th, 2013

Shadd Maruna (Ph.D., Northwestern University, USA) is a professor of Justice Studies and Human Development at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, and a director of the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Previously, he has taught at theUniversity of Cambridge (UK) and the University at Albany, SUNY (USA). He is the author of […]

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Suzanne Hobbs

December 9th, 2013

Sue Hobbs has over 30 years experience in the fields of social work, probation and criminal justice. She has a professional qualification in social work,holding specialist posts in local authority social services and the probation service. For 7 years she was employed as a Senior Probation Officer for the then County Durham Probation Service and […]

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Mark Johnson

December 9th, 2013

Mark Johnson was born in the West Midlands in 1970. He was a prolific offender and abuser of drugs and alcohol from childhood. In the 90′s he became immersed in the drugs and the rave scene, became addicted to heroin and crack. He finally left crime behind in 2000. Since then he has set up […]

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Joe Baden

December 9th, 2013

“At the heart of Open Book is the ethos that everyone has the right to fulfill their academic potential.” Joe Baden, himself an Ex-offender from South London, founded the Open Book Project, which is based at Goldsmith’s College, London. Here he argues for the benefits of a personalized and holistic approach to offender learning in the […]

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