David Faulkner (civil servant)

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David Faulkner
Born David Ewart Riley Faulkner
(1934-10-23) October 23, 1934 (age 81)[1]
Nationality British
Education Manchester Grammar School, Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood[2]
Alma mater St John's College, Oxford (MA Lit Hum)
Known for Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University / Home Office career
Spouse(s) Shelia Jean Stevenson m. 1961[3]
Parent(s) Harold Ewart and Mabel Faulkner[4]

David Faulkner CB is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford Centre for Criminological Research and worked for over 30 years at the Home Office.

Home Office career[edit]

His appointments at the Home Office were as follows:[5]-

  • 1959 Assistant Principal
  • 1961–63 Private Secretary to Under-Secretary of State
  • 1968 Joint Secretary to Inter-Party Conference on House of Lords Reform
  • 1969–70 Private Secretary to the Home Secretary
  • 1970–76 Assistant Secretary to various Departments
  • 1976 Assistant Under-Secretary of State
  • 1978–80 Under-Secretary to Cabinet Office for parliamentary and constitutional reform and the management of the Government's legislative programme
  • 1980–82 Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Director of Operational Policy - Prison Department
  • 1982 Deputy Under-Secretary of State
  • 1982–90 Head of Criminal, Research and Statistical Departments
  • 1990–92 Principal Establishment Officer

Subsequent Posts[edit]

When he left the Home Office, he became a Fellow of St John's College, Oxford (1992–1999), before being appointed as a Senior Research Associate at University of Oxford.

He was a member of the United Nations Committee on Crime Prevention and Control, and of the Helsinki Institute for Crime Prevention and Control during the 1980s. He led the United Kingdom's delegation to the United Nations Congresses on Crime and Criminal Justice in 1985 and 1990. He is, or has been, a trustee, member of council, or adviser to several voluntary organisations concerned with law reform, community safety and opportunities for young people. They include JUSTICE, the Mental Health Foundation, the Howard League for Penal Reform (of which he was Chairman from 1998 to 2002), and the Thames Valley Partnership.

In 1985 he was appointed Order of the Bath (CB).

His brother is Lord Faulkner of Worcester, a Labour member of the House of Lords.


  1. ^ Debretts entry
  2. ^ Who's Who 2011
  3. ^ Who's Who 2011
  4. ^ Who's Who 2011
  5. ^ Who's Who 2011

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