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WIHEA Seminar: Right from Wrong - A talk by Jacob Dunne

This event took place on Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 15.00-16:00 (GMT) via Microsoft Teams.

Jacob Dunne has personal experience of restorative justice. At the age of 18, he killed a man with a single punch. In prison, he was introduced to the man's parents through a restorative justice programme. This talk explains his experiences and what he learnt about accountability and restorative approaches.

Jacob engaged staff and students in a discussion as to whether there is a place for Restorative Justice in Higher Education.

Jacob Dunne is an author and consultant facilitating important conversations around criminal justice, education and mental health.

He presented ‘The Punch’ series for Radio 4 which won best factual series at the national radio academy awards 2021. Which followed Jacob’s personal experiences of Restorative Justice, how it has benefited other perpetrators and victims of crime, and what the benefits might look like if we were to adopt Restorative approaches more broadly throughout society.

He is a former Longford scholar and received a first class honours in Criminology from Nottingham Trent university in 2019.

He is currently finalising his first book ‘Right From Wrong’ with Harper North to be published on May 12, 2022 which he hopes will shine a light on the reforms needed to break an endless cycle of division and hopelessness.