John has been involved in criminal justice research, consultancy and teaching at Birmingham for some twenty-five years and has a strong track record of commissions for the Home Office, Lord Chancellor’s Department / Department for Constitutional Affairs / Ministry of Justice on aspects of policy and practice within the criminal (and civil) justice sectors, as well as for other agencies at national and local government levels.
He is editor of the journal VISTA: Perspectives on Probation, Criminal Justice & Civil Renewal. John has acted as a specialist adviser to the Council of Europe on management in criminal justice and on legal data systems and also to the House of Commons Select Committee for Transport (on the subject of local authority parking enforcement).
He is a member of the National Criminal Justice Council for England and Wales and also a member of the Courts Board for Staffordshire, BlackCountry and West Mercia. He is also a District Councillor in his home area of Malvern Hills.
Raine J W (2007) Needs Assessment for Lower-Level Offenders
Raine J W (2006) 'NOMS and its relationship to crime reduction, public confidence and the new sentencing context' in Allen R, Hough M and Padel U (eds) Reshaping Probation and Prisons: the new offender management framework, Policy Press
Raine J W (2006) 'Personal Hearings and Public Confidence in Case Adjudication: Lessons from the Parking Adjudication Service', Tribunal, Spring 2006, pp 21-24
Raine J W (2005) 'Courts, Sentencing and Justice in a Changing Political and Managerial Context', Public Money and Management
Raine J W (2004) 'Financial Penalties: Who Pays, Who Doesn’t And Why Not?', Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol 43, No. 5, pp 518-538
Raine J W (2003) 'Financial Penalties as a Sentence of the Court: Lessons for Policy and Practice from research in the Magistrates’ Courts of England and Wales', Criminal Justice, Vol 3, 2 pp 181-197
Raine J W (2003) 'The Human Rights Act and the Courts: Culture Change or Damp Squib?' in Halliday S and de B Katzenbach N (eds) Bringing Rights Home: socio-legal perspectives on human rights in the national context, Hart Publishing, 111-136
Raine J W (2002) 'Modernisation and Criminal Justice' in Scott J and Wilson D (eds) Working for Justice, Oxford: OUP, pages 216-233
James A, Raine J W (1998) The New Politics of Criminal Justice, London: Addison Wesley Longman
Raine J W, Willson M J (1993) Managing Criminal Justice, Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf
Raine J W (1989) Local Justice: Ideals and Realities, Edinburgh: T & T Clar