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Jenny Johnstone, Lecturer in Law, Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University

Jenny Johnstone is a Lecturer in Law at Newcastle University Law School. She has worked in practice in the areas of family law and child law and as a volunteer case-worker at a Law Centre in the areas of family, housing, employment, immigration and welfare law.  Jenny has worked on numerous research funded projects including the Home Office Independent Evaluation of Restorative Justice Schemes and Home Office Independent Evaluation of Statutory Time Limit Pilots in the Youth Court, DCA funded project looking at the Non Legally Qualified Advisors and their Clients - Perceptions of Quality (PI) as well as various Scottish Government funded research projects. These projects have involved both quantitative and qualitative methods of research. Jenny sat on the Steering Group on the Young Victims of Crime Project, Scoping a National Service Model for Young Victims of Crime in Scotland - a project led by Victim Support Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government. Jenny also served as a Chair Panel Member for the Childrens Hearings System in Scotland (2009-2015). With Dr Bankole Cole and Dr Yulia Chistyakova, Jenny has been working on BAME prisoner experiences. She currently is involved in the development of various research networks and forums including the North East Regional Race Crime and Justice Research Network and the North East Race Equality Forum as well as the Restorative Justice Forum Scotland.  She is also co-cordinator of the Newcastle University strand of the N8 Policing Project.


Chistyakova, J., Cole, B., Johnstone, J (2018) Diversity and vulnerability in Prisons in the context of the Equality Act 2010: the experiences of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME), and Foreign National Prisoners (FNPs) in a Northern Jail. Prison Law Journal (January 2018 edition, forthcoming)

Johnstone, J and McDonough, I (2017) Restorative ‘Justice’ or ‘Approaches’ and its potential in cases of historic abuse, SJM (Special Issue), April 2017

Johnstone, J., Chistyakova, J., Cole, B (2017) Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) and Foreign National Prisoners Experience of Prison Report on a Pilot Study in a Northern English Prison, (online report, under review by North East NOMS)

Johnstone, J (2017) Evaluation of a programme being implemented by Gateshead Youth Offending Service. 

Burman, M. and Johnstone, J. (2015) ‘High hopes? The gender equality duty and its impact on responses to gender-based violence’, Policy & Politics, vol.43, no.1, pp.45-60

Johnstone J, Burman M. (2014) Restorative Justice: Scotland National Report. European Union: Specific Criminal Justice Programme, 2014. Restorative Justice in Penal Matters in Europe (JUST/2010/JPEN/AG/1525).

Johnstone J, Brookes D. (2011) Potential for and Development of an RJ Toolkit for survivors of historical abuse. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2011.

Johnstone J, Leacock V. Achieving and Managing Equality in the Criminal Justice Process: Do the New Equality Measures Go Far Enough? Howard Journal of Criminal Justice 2010, 49(1), 54-72.

Johnstone J, Burman M, ed. Youth Justice. Edinburgh: Dunedin Press, 2010.

Shapland J, Atkinson A, Atkinson H, Dignan J, Edwards L, Hibbert J, Howes M, Johnstone J, Robinson G, Sorsby A. (2008) (2007) (2006 (2004) – four reports published as part of Home Office Independent Evaluation 2001-2009.

Johnstone J, Leacock V. (2007) Managing Equality in the Criminal Justice Process: preparing for the forthcoming Gender Equality Duty (April 2007). Scottish Journal of Criminal Justice 2007, 13, 43-57.

Johnstone J, Marson J. (2005) Advice Agencies, Advisors and their Clients: Perceptions of Quality. London: DCA, 2005. ISBN: 184099066X.

Jackson J, Johnstone J. (2005) The reasonable time requirement: an independent and meaningful right? Criminal Law Review 2005, 3-23