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Jacob Dunne served fourteen months in prison following his conviction for manslaughter caused by a single punch on a night out in 2011. He has since developed a relationship with his victim’s parents through a Restorative Justice programme, and with their encouragement he has earned a first-class degree in criminology. He is a community ambassador for Notts Violence Reduction Unit and now spends his time mentoring and advising young people and prisoners on the perils of violence, exploring with them how to turn their lives around. He has delivered TED talks ad lectured at Cambridge University. He recently presented a high acclaimed and award-winning podcast about his story called <i>The Punch</i> for BBC Sounds. He is married with two children.