Ruth Morris is a leading authority on new approaches to criminal justice. She is a Quaker who has worked as a university professor and social activist for more than twenty years, helping to build better local, national, and international justice systems. Her books include Crumbling Walls: Why Prisons Fail; Street People Speak; Listen Ontario! Faith Communities Speak Out; and Penal Abolition: The Practical Choice. She is currently president of Rittenhouse: A New Vision.