Biography

David Faulkner worked for over 30 years at the Home Office, where his later appointments included Director of Operational Policy in the Prison Service (1980-1982), and a period of eight years as Deputy Secretary in charge of the Criminal, Research and Statistics Departments (1982-1990). Other positions included previous postings to the Prison Department (1963-1966 and 1970-1974) and to the Police Department (1976-1977), and responsibilities for parliamentary and constitutional reform, and the management of the Government's legislative programme (on secondment to the Cabinet Office), and for the internal management of the Home Office. He came to Oxford in 1992, where he was a fellow of St John’s College until 1999.

David has been a member of the United Nations Committee on Crime Prevention and Control, and of the Helsinki Institute for Crime Prevention and Control during the 1980s. He led the United Kingdom's delegation to the United Nations Congresses on Crime and Criminal Justice in 1985 and 1990. He has been a trustee, member of council or adviser to several voluntary organisations concerned with law reform, community safety and opportunities for young people including JUSTICE, the Mental Health Foundation, the Howard League for Penal Reform, and the Thames Valley Partnership.

Publications

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  • D E Faulkner, Servant of the Crown: A civil servant?s story of criminal justice and public service reform (Waterside Press 2014)
  • D E Faulkner (ed), The Magistracy at the Crossroads. (Waterside Press 2012)
  • D E Faulkner and R Burnett, Where Next for Criminal Justice? (The Policy Press 2011)
  • D E Faulkner, 'Influences on Criminal Justice Policy, 1959-2009' in D Downes, D Hobbs, T Newburn (ed), The Eternal Recurrence of Crime and Control: Essays in Honour of Paul Rock (Oxford University Press 2010)
  • D E Faulkner, 'The Justice System in England and Wales' in G Towl, D Crighton (ed), Forensic Psychology (BPS Blackwell 2010)
  • D E Faulkner, 'Community Safety and Community Justice? the Thames Valley Partnership?s Journey, 1993- 2008' (2009) 7 in British Journal of Community Justice 45
  • D E Faulkner, 'Government and Public Services in Modern Britain ? What Happens Next?' (2008) 79 Political Quarterly 232
  • D E Faulkner, 'Government and Public Services in Modern Britain? What Happens Next?' (2008) 79 Political Quarterly 232
  • D E Faulkner, 'The new shape of probation in England and Wales: Values and opportunities in a changing context' (2008) 55 Probation Journal 71
  • D E Faulkner, 'Prospects for Progress in Penal Reform' (2007) 7 Criminology and Criminal Justice 135
  • D E Faulkner, 'Prospects for progress in penal reform' (2007) 7 Criminal Justice 135
  • D E Faulkner, 'Public Service ValueS? Leadership in the 21st Century' (2007) 3 International Journal of Leadership in Public Services 51
  • D E Faulkner, 'Transforming the Home Office' (2007) 171 Prison Service Journal 17
  • D E Faulkner, 'A modern service, fit for purpose?' (2006) Policy Press Reshaping Probation and Prisons: The new offender management framework
  • D E Faulkner, Crime, State and Citizen: a Field full of Folk  (Waterside Press 2006)
  • D E Faulkner and F Flaxington, 'NOMS and Civil Renewal ' (2005) 9 Vista 90
  • D E Faulkner, 'Politics, Parties and Punishment ' (2005) 24 Safer Society 16
  • D E Faulkner, 'Relationships, Accountability and Responsibility in the National Offender Management Service' (2005) 25 Public Money and Management 299
  • D E Faulkner, ' Civil Renewal, Diversity and Social Capital in a Multi-Ethnic Britain' (2004) Runymede Trust
  • D E Faulkner, 'A Moment of Opportunity: Some reflections on the Carter Report and the Government's accompanying statement ' (2004) 9 Vista Rethinking Sentencing
  • D E Faulkner, 'NOMS, The Courts and Civil Renewal' (2004) 311 British Journal of Community Justice
  • D E Faulkner, 'The Reform of Sentencing and the Future of the Criminal Courts' in P Sedgwick (ed), Rethinking Sentencing (Church House Publishing 2004)
  • D E Faulkner, 'The Reform of Sentencing and the Future of the Criminal Courts' (2004) Church House Publishing 1
  • D E Faulkner, 'Taking Citizenship Seriously: Social Capital and Criminal Justice in a Changing World' (2003) 3 Criminal Justice 187
  • D E Faulkner, 'Taking Citizenship Seriously: Social Capital and Criminal Justice in a Changing World' (2003) 3 Criminal Justice 287
  • D E Faulkner, 'Public Services, Citizenship and the State ? The British Experience, 1967 ? 1997' in M Freedland, S Sciarra (ed), Public Services and Citizenship in European Law Oxford, Clarendon Press (Clarendon Press 1998)
  • D E Faulkner, 'The Future of the Probation Service: A View from Government' (1989) The Criminal Justice System: A Central Role for the Probation Service, Cambridge Institute of Criminology

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Criminal justice, government, public service and the connections between them.

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