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Ralph Henham

Senior Research Fellow

Nottingham Law School

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Nottingham Law School staff


Ralph was Professor of Criminal Justice from 1998-2015. He is now Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice in the Law School and retains a role as Research Fellow.

Research areas

Ralph is a member of the Centre for Conflict, Rights and Justice. He is currently completing a monograph on Sentencing Policy and Social Justice for Oxford University Press and is engaged in collaborative work on the sentencing of women with Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe of Cambridge University.

External activity

Ralph is joint editor of Ashgate Publishing's International and Comparative Criminal Justice series and a member of Editorial Board of the International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice. He has held visiting positions at Oxford, Cambridge, Sydney, EUI Florence, Sussex, and Washington and Lee, USA.

Sponsors and collaborators

Ralph's research has received funding from The British Academy, The Nuffield Foundation, The University of Sydney, and NTU.


Recent publications include:

  • Punishment and Process in International Criminal Trials (2005)
  • Transforming International Criminal Justice: retributive and restorative justice in the trial process (2005) and Beyond Punishment: Achieving International Criminal Justice (2010) (with Mark Findlay)
  • Sentencing and the Legitimacy of Trial Justice (2011)
  • Sentencing: Time for a Paradigm Shift (2013).

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