Professor Lystra Hagley-Dickinson is Head of Department, Education and Social Sciences, and Associate Professor of Law and Criminology at the University of St Mark & St John in Plymouth, UK. A World Bank-Japan Fellow, she has pursued careers nationally and internationally in education, government, the European Union and the community and voluntary sectors. She has been teaching at universities for over 25 years, and has also held chief executive roles and several directorships of companies. She has considerable experience in undertaking research and evaluation studies, as well as several editorial roles. She publishes extensively on Caribbean criminology, minority ethnic offenders’ experiences and prisoner resettlement.
**Professor Lystra Hagley-Dickinson is the editor of the IAFOR Journal of Ethics, Religion & Philosophy.