Dr. Heather Strang

Dr Heather Strang is the Deputy Direc­tor of the Jer­ry Lee Cen­tre of Exper­i­men­tal Crim­i­nol­o­gy at the Insti­tute of Crim­i­nol­o­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Cam­bridge. She has been involved since 1994 in exper­i­ments test­ing the effec­tive­ness of restora­tive jus­tice, both in Aus­tralia and the Unit­ed King­dom. The views of vic­tims are the focus of her own research inter­ests and she is cur­rent­ly ana­lyz­ing a ten year fol­low-up of vic­tims and offend­ers who par­tic­i­pat­ed in the Aus­tralian stud­ies. She was pre­vi­ous­ly involved in research on vio­lent crime, espe­cial­ly homi­cide, and served on the research staff of the Aus­tralian Nation­al Com­mit­tee on Vio­lence.

Dr Strang earned her PhD in crim­i­nol­o­gy at the Aus­tralian Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty, where she con­duct­ed most of her research. She was elect­ed a Fel­low of the Acad­e­my of Exper­i­men­tal Crim­i­nol­o­gy in 2002 and was appoint­ed a mem­ber of the Sci­en­tif­ic Com­mis­sion of the Inter­na­tion­al Soci­ety of Crim­i­nol­o­gy in 2006.