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About us

Lemos&Crane has provided practitioners and policy-makers with information for action on social problems since 1994. We work with professionals in criminal justice agencies, social housing, local government, schools and voluntary organisations as well as trusts and foundations. Lemos&Crane is one of the member organisations of the Monument Fellowship

Over 20,000 people are registered to use Lemos&Crane websites to learn from research projects, improve ways of working and share good practice. You are welcome to join now and view free materials from this website.

Lemos&Crane have worked extensively with policy makers and government, including the Ministry of Justice, HM Prisons and Probation Service, Home Office, Department for Communities and Local Government, Cabinet Office and the Crown Prosecution Service.

Our work on challenging social issues has been supported by many trusts and foundations including the Monument Trust, JJ Charitable Trust, Ashden Trust, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, City Bridge Trust, Friends Provident Foundation, Wates Foundation, Pears Foundation, Tudor Trust, LankellyChase and Trust for London.  

Our partners in these projects include Thames Reach, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Caritas Westminster, London Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Orchestras Live, National Gallery, V&A, Tate, Clinks, Koestler Trust, Diagrama Foundation, Centre for Justice Innovation, Restorative Solutions, Khulisa, National Criminal Justice Alliance for the Arts and others.

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Gerard Lemos CMG

Gerard is the author of many books and reports about social policy and supporting vulnerable people. His most recent book The Good Prison: Conscience, crime and punishment was published in 2014 and has been well-reviewed. His other publications include The End of the Chinese Dream: Why Chinese People fear the future published by Yale University Press in 2012, which was featured in the New York Times and listed as a Sunday Times Christmas book. He is also the co-author with the late Michael Young of The Communities We Have Lost and Can Regain.  

 He has written for the New York Times, the Guardian and the BBC. Gerard is Chairman of UK Finance Payments Products and Services Board and Chairman of Hofesh Shechter Company. He is also the lead non-executive director and chairs the board of HM Prisons and Probation Service.

He chaired the Board of Trustees of the British Council having been Deputy Chair and was awarded a CMG for services to the British Council in the Queen's birthday honours list in 2001. He was a visiting Professor at Chongqing Technology and Business University between 2006 and 2010. Gerard has formerly been Vice-President of the British Board of Film Classification, Chair of Payments UK, the Lending Standards Board, Banking Code Standards Board, Notting Hill Housing, Money Advice Service, Council of the University of York and the Akram Khan Dance Company; a trustee of London University and Dartington Hall Trust, and an Audit Commissioner, a Civil Service Commissioner and a non-executive director of Crown Prosecution Service. He was also one of the founders of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and ASRA housing association.

His photographs have appeared in De Volkskrant newspaper in the Netherlands, in a British Council exhibition on graffiti in Cape Town and been used by Justice Albie Sachs to illustrate lectures on the work of the South African Constitutional Court.

Paul Crane

Paul is the co-founder of Lemos&Crane and responsible for online training courses and publishing at Lemos&Crane. He is the author of two civil rights handbooks (Trouble with the Law and Gays and the Law), a Cambridge University law graduate and now a non-practising solicitor. As a lawyer he specialised in civil rights work; he took part in the landmark case (Dudgeon v U.K.) before the European Court of Human Rights that led to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Northern Ireland. Paul has worked in general and legal book publishing both as a commissioning editor and publisher. Paul's voluntary board experience includes being a governor-trustee of Atlantic College in south Wales.  At Lemos&Crane he has been responsible for publishing over a hundred books, reports and websites.  He edited a collection of over 50 essays, Life Beyond Crime: what do those at risk of offending, prisoners and ex-offenders need to learn? published by Lemos&Crane in November 2017. 



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