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Phil Cawley

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health

After facilitating a restorative Justice meeting in August 2017 in which a victim met the man who had raped her 10 years previously, I asked myself why more male perpetrators were not initiating these meetings. To establish why, I commenced my PhD research project in October 2019 at Liverpool John Moores University.

Journal article

Gavin P, Wager N, Cawley PA. 2024. Restorative Justice and harmful sexual behaviour (RJHSB): A Commentary NOTA News (National Organisation for the Treatment of Abuse, :28-28

Cawley P, Kewley S, Burke L, Wager N. 2023. Restorative Justice for Sexual Violence Offences in England and Wales: The Challenges ahead Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Gavin P, Kite C, Porter C, McCartan K, Cawley P. Restorative justice in cases of sexual violence: current and future directions in the UK Contemporary Justice Review, :1-18 DOI Publisher Url

Conference presentation:

The role of Restorative Justice in cases of Sexual Violence for Victims recovery, Victim Services Conference, Teams, Oral. 2024

The Experience of Men of Restorative Justice for Sexual Violence Offences in England and Wales ​, Restorative Justice Council Annual Conference, On Line, Oral presentation. 2023

The Use of Restorative Justice in cases involving sexual abuse, NOTA International Conference, Cardiff, Oral presentation. 2023

Progress with the pilot to deliver Restorative Justice across Blackpool Schools, Blackpool Children's Educational Conference, DeVere Hotel Blackpool, Oral presentation. 2023

The role of Restorative Justice in Reducing Reoffending, Police and Crime Commissioners Conference on Integrated Offender Management, County Hall Preston, Oral presentation. 2023

Why do more men with sexual convictions in England and Wales not engage with Restoative justice, LJMU Research Cafe, MS Teams, Oral presentation. 2022

Delivering RestorativeJustice During a Pandemic, Open University: Centre for Policing Research and Learning, MS TEAMS, Oral presentation. 2021

Restorative Justice for Sexual Offenders: An analysis of the challenges, barriers and experiences of men convicted of Sexual Offences, Annual Conference of the Restorative Justice Council, Nottinghham University, Oral presentation. 2019

External committees:

Research Advisory group, Restorative Justice Council, RJC Board Member - Trustee. 2023

RJC Board meeting, Restorative Justice Council, RJC Board Member - Trustee. 2023