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Date: March 13, 1997

Lord Windlesham To Speak on Criminal Justice Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School

Princeton, N.J. -- Lord Windlesham, principal of Brasenose College, Oxford University, and president of Victim Support, will give this year's John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs & Company Lecture, "Responding to Crime: Politics and Populism," at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Tuesday, March 25, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Bowl 1.

For the spring semester 1997, Lord Windlesham is the Woodrow Wilson School's John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs & Company Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, on leave from his position at Oxford. In addition to his academic appointments, he is chair of the Management Committee for the Oxford Centre for Criminological Research and vice-chair of council and chair of the program committee for the Ditchley Foundation.

Both in and outside Parliament, Lord Windlesham has played an active role in law reform, particularly in the area of penal policy. He is the author of five books on crime and the criminal system, including the three-volume Responses to Crime , which The Times (London) described as "a readable and scholarly analysis of the recent history of [the British] criminal justice system " and "indispensable reading for all those involved in the making of penal policy."

From 1973 to 1974 Lord Windlesham sat in the Cabinet as Lord Privy Seal and leader of the House of Lords. Later, from 1982 to 1988, he was chair of the Parole Board for England and Wales, having previously served in government as a minister at the Home Office, the Northern Ireland Office, and the Civil Service Department. In 1988 89, he served on the Lords Select Committee on Murder and Life Imprisonment and, in 1993, on Lord Lane's Committee on the Penalty for Homicide.

Lord Windlesham's lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and by John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs & Company.