Giuseppe Maglione

Giuseppe Maglione

Dr Giuseppe Maglione FHEA



I am a Lecturer in Criminology at Edinburgh Napier University- School of Applied Sciences. I received a PhD in Legal Theory and History of Law from the University of Florence (2014), as well as professional certificates in mediation, conflict management and restorative justice awarded by IPSI & The Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) and by the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Research-wise, I am a penal policy researcher using both theoretical (discourse analysis) and empirical (qualitative) research methods.
I have carried out research on restorative justice, urban security and intercultural conflict management, as visiting researcher at the University of Oslo, Cambridge, Durham, KU Leuven, as well as at the Max Planck Institute in Freiburg and at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law.

My recent papers on restorative justice have been published in Theoretical Criminology, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Critical Criminology, Social & Legal Studies etc. Currently my research work revolves around two poles: 1) a critical history of the legal and policy regulations of restorative justice in the UK; 2) an empirical socio-legal research on development of restorative justice in Scotland focussing on the delivery at level of local authorities (funded by The Carnegie Trust, co-PI Dr Jamie Buchan) and on referral authorities' understanding of restorative justice (funded by Napier).

In addition to my research activity, I have worked as victim-offender mediator, community mediator and trainer in conflict management/mediation for private and public organizations (Police, Social workers, Healthcare professionals etc.) in Italy, Norway and Scotland.

Research Areas


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member of The Restorative Justice Dialogues in Scotland organising committee
  • Member of the RJ Foundation Skills Course teaching team (Strathclyde Law School)
  • Member of the Scotland Restorative Justice Forum - Exchange Knowledge Group


Conference Activity

  • Restorative Justice Seminar organised by the Strathclyde Centre for Law, Crime & Justice, Strathclyde Law School; paper presented: Ideal Victims, Offenders and Communities: an investigation into the representations of the crime stakeholders within Restorative Justice, Glasgow
  • British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Sheffield Hallam University; Paper presented: ‘Imaging victims, offenders and communities. A critical investigation into the representations of the crime stakeholders within restorative justice policy and laws’, Sheffield, UK.
  • Conference: “Victim-Offender Mediation: a dialogue on the practical implementation”, organized by Faculty of Psychology at Univ. Padova and Univ. Brescia, Master in Mediation; Paper: “Praxis of Victim-Offender Mediation in Justice of Peace jurisdiction in Tuscany”, Padova.
  • Conference: “From judicial settlement to conflict prevention”, organized by Regional Council of Tuscany; Paper: “The experience of Victim-Offender Mediation Centre in Florence”, Regional Council of Tuscany, Florence.
  • Conference: “Citizenship, rules, institutions”, organized by Ombudsman of Piana Fiorentina; Paper: “Mediation and civic engagement”, Campi Bisenzio, Florence.
  • Conference “If I know you, I won’t avoid you”, organized by National Centre of Voluntary work and County of Lucca; Paper: “How to conciliate security and conflict management”, Provincia di Lucca, Lucca.
  • Discussant at XIV Seminar of Patronato Forense-Cultura of Rome; paper: “Victim-Offender Mediation ex Dlgs 274/2000 and Restorative Justice: Theoretical and methodological issues”, at Cassa Forense, Rome
  • European Society of Criminology, University of Muenster; Paper Presented: “The domestication of Restorative justice in England & Wales”, Muenster, Germany.
  • European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control British/Irish section Conference, Abertay University; Paper presented: “Anarchism and abolitionism in Restorative justice: from promises to subjugated discourses”, Dundee.
  • The Howard League for Penal Reform annual conference: Justice and Penal Reform: Reshaping the penal landscape, Keble College, Oxford; Paper presented: “Re-imagining Restorative Justice”, Oxford.
  • 3rd IARS international Annual Conference “A victim-led criminal justice system?”; Paper presented: “Visions of victim, visions of offender. Combinations, overlappings and tensions between Restorative Justice and Criminal Justice”, London.
  • Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Swedish National Council of Crime Prevention; Paper presented: “Victim-Offender Mediation within the Italian Justice of the Peace jurisdiction. Law in book, Law in action and theoretical matrices”, Stockholm.
  • Nordic Conference for Mediation and Conflict Transformation, Diakonhjemmet University College; Paper presented: “Building rooms for dialogue at the margins of the city: an integrated multidimensional model of community mediation and intercultural dialogue”, Oslo.
  • The Fifth annual PhD Criminology Conference, University of Oxford, Centre for Criminology; Paper presented: “Surfaces, thresholds and grids: a problematization of Restorative Justice in a foucauldian perspective”, Oxford.
  • Chair of the session ‘Walking the Talk’ Your Role in the Framework for Families Affected by Imprisonment, Lothian & Borders Community Justice Authority, Learning and Innovation Workshop, Edinburgh.
  • 2nd International Symposium on Restorative Justice “Race and Power”, RJ4ALL; Paper presented: “Naming the power, eliciting resistance: a theoretical framework for the analysis of power in the Victim-Offender Mediation”, Skopelos Island, Greece
  • Course “XXIX Post-Graduate Course of Victimology, Victim assistance and Criminal Justice”, organized by the Inter University Centre Dubrovnik; Paper presented: “The ‘ideal victim’ of RJ. A foucauldian problematization of the construction of victim’s identity in RJ”, IUC, Dubrovnik.
  • British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Plymouth Law School; Paper presented: “Policing the ethos. The political rationality of restorative Justice”, Plymouth.
  • Discussant at Un-conference “Civil and Criminal Mediation from Europe to Italy. A socio-legal perspective”, at The Johns Hopkins University-Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Bologna Center, Bologna, within the framework of the International Peace and Security Institute-Bologna Symposium on Conflict prevention, resolution and reconciliation, Bologna.
  • Discussant at international seminar “Restorative Justice and VOM: a meeting with Mark Umbreit” (in English), with Prof. Mark Umbreit, Center for Peacemaking and Restorative Justice-University of Minnesota, at Faculty of Law, University of Florence, Florence.


External Examining/Validations

  • External Academic Panel Member - Subject Review and Re-validation - (Criminology programs) Huddersfield University
  • External Examiner BA(hons) Criminology and Criminal Behaviour, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bradford


Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Grant Reviewer

  • Reviewer for the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
  • Reviewer for the Danish Council for Independent Research


Invited Speaker

  • Guest Speaker at Holyrood Policy Briefing 'Restorative Justice: Supporting Victims and Reducing Reoffending' Edinburgh, UK
  • Guest Speaker at 'Remorse and Responsibility - the Ideal Defendant Workshop' organised by Cardiff University and University of Strathclyde, Law School, Cardiff, UK.
  • Guest Lecture on 'Restorative Justice as a critique of the State' within the LLM in Penal change at University of Strathclyde, Law School, Glasgow, UK.
  • Guest Lecture on 'Utopia, dystopia and penal reform' within the LLM in Penal change at University of Strathclyde, Law School, Glasgow, UK.
  • Thematic Seminar Restorative Justice and Victimology, Paper presented: “A governmental analysis of restorative Justice”, Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC), Leuven, Belgium.


Membership of Professional Body

  • The Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA)
  • European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control
  • The International Association for Conflict Management
  • L’altro diritto- Documentation Centre on prison, deviance and marginality



  • Reviewer for Journal of Youth Studies
  • Reviewer Contemporary Justice Review
  • Reviewer for the International Review of Victimology
  • Reviewer for SAGE (criminology)
  • Reviewer for Oxford University Press (criminology)
  • Reviewer for Pearson (criminal justice)
  • Reviewer for Routledge (criminology)


Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Scholar, Durham University, Durham Law School
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge, Institute of Criminology
  • Visiting Scholar, International Institute for the Sociology of Law
  • Visiting Scholar, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA)
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Oslo, Department of Public and International Law
  • Visiting Scholar, Max Planck Institute, Department of Criminology


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