Anne Hayden is Research Associate at the Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. A Churchill Fellow, her research concerned initiatives for victims of crime (1996). She is a former practitioner who wrote the Restorative Conferencing Manual of Aotearoa New Zealand (2001). She has also carried out research in the same field through the Victoria University of Wellington. She has published in journals and edited collections on the use of restorative justice for intimate partner violence. Loraine Gelsthorpe is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, UK. She has extensive publications across a broad range of topics, but most particularly: women, crime and criminal justice, the development and operation of community penalties, and youth justice. Venezia Kingi is a research and evaluation consultant. She was a Senior Research Fellow at the Crime and Justice Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington from its establishment in 2000 until its closure late last year. Venezia has extensive experience of research in the criminal justice area, and a comprehensive knowledge of issues relating to crime and justice and social issues in New Zealand. Allison Morris was Professor of Criminology and Director of the Institute of Criminology at Victoria University, New Zealand until she retired in 2001. She has lectured in criminology at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge and in Criminal Law and Criminology at Edinburgh University. She has carried out research on women's prison, youth justice systems, violence against women and restorative justice, and has been widely published in these fields.