Narratives of Compassion and the Capacity of the Heart to Lead the Head Towards a More Rational and Less Punitive Criminal Justice Law Reform

Criminal Justice Law Reform


This project is about the power of compassion to change how we think about offenders and reorient criminal justice law reform from its increasingly punitive trajectory towards a more understanding and rational approach. It aims to test whether stimulating the heart can incline the head towards a deeper consideration of what works in criminal justice.

Fields of research

Access to Justice, Criminal Law and Procedure, Human Rights and Justice Issues

Project team

Associate Professor Anthony HopkinsProfessor Mark Nolan; Dr Stephen Tang; Professor Lorana Bartels

Project start

July 2019

Project status


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