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.