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Should community sentences be tougher?

I came across this very interesting piece by Penelope Gibbs, Director at Transform Justice, and a very prolific article writer.

The reason
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The General Public’s Response to Restorative Justice, Community Resolution (PDF)

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The General Public’s Response to Restorative Justice, Community Resolution

Research conducted on behalf of Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary

The objectives for the research

The general public’s views on police use of Restorative Justice as an alternative to court or other out-of-court disposals.

Restorative Justice
...
 

Special BOOK OFFER: Restorative Justice Week 2016

Special BOOK OFFER: Restorative Justice Week 2016

SPECIAL OFFER FOR RESTORATIVE JUSTICE WEEK 2016!! BUY ONE GET TWO FREE!

Order before the
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ECJJ: European Model for Restorative Justice with Juveniles

European Model for Restorative Justice with Juveniles




Restorative practices support a participative notion of justice, that favours reintegration over retribution and punishment. As such, by investing in the youths' bond to the community and in a process that stimulates assumption of responsibility, restorative practices may prove particularly appropriate to integrate the best interest of the child in the justice process.

Furthermore, this research,
...
 

Restorative Justice Conferencing (RJC) Using Face-to-Face Meetings of Offenders and Victims: Effects on Offender Recidivism and Victim Satisfaction. A Systematic Review (PDF)

Restorative Justice Conferencing (RJC) Using Face-to-Face Meetings of Offenders and Victims: Effects on Offender Recidivism and Victim Satisfaction. A Systematic Review

By Heather Strang, Lawrence W Sherman, Evan Mayo-Wilson, Daniel Woods, Barak Ariel.


OBJECTIVE

This systematic review examines the effects of the subset of restorative justice programs that has been tested most extensively: a face-to-face Restorative Justice Conference (RJC) “that brings together
...
 

Sweden vs. "The Scandinavian model" of Restorative Justice

Hi all, a colleague posted on the International Symposia on Restorative Justice Facebook group about RJ in Sweden, and I was surprised to read that RJ...
 

Arthur Waters, young people volunteering, lessons learned and how we treat young people



I met Arthur at the LMS offices near Streatham (South London) and was immediately surprised to find such a young person involved in this
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Restorative Justice, white collar crime and corporate violence (PDF)



Hi all, this is a recurrent question among Forum members - does anyone know of Restorative Justice being applied in cases of white collar or corporate crime?

I personally think that this is a very interesting subject: whereas a one-on-one criminal offence usually has one victim, or perhaps a small group of victims, corporate crime has the potential to impact a very large number of people.

We're not doing the numbers game here, so I would not argue that one
...
 

ITV's 'Tonight' Programme on Restorative Justice win Top Award

The ITV’s Tonight Programme 'Meeting the Enemy' has won a top award.

The programme, which aired in the spring of this year...
 

Beyond Revenge: Most Crime Victims Prefer Rehabilitation to Harsh Punishment

Beyond Revenge: Most Crime Victims Prefer Rehabilitation to Harsh Punishment

Saturday, 29 October 2016 By Jean Trounstine, Truthout | Report



We all know an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. But for Mothers for Justice and Equality, getting justice has never been about revenge. The Boston-based nonprofit was founded by Monalisa Smith, who lost her 18-year-old nephew, Eric Smith, to gun violence in 2010. Determined to end violence in their communities, the mothers...
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Should community sentences be tougher?

I came across this very interesting piece by Penelope Gibbs, Director at Transform Justice, and a very prolific article writer.

The reason
...
 

The General Public’s Response to Restorative Justice, Community Resolution (PDF)

PDF document attached: please note that you need to log on, or register free, to view/download the attached PDF file.

The General Public’s Response to Restorative Justice, Community Resolution

Research conducted on behalf of Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary

The objectives for the research

The general public’s views on police use of Restorative Justice as an alternative to court or other out-of-court disposals.

Restorative Justice
...
 

Special BOOK OFFER: Restorative Justice Week 2016

Special BOOK OFFER: Restorative Justice Week 2016

SPECIAL OFFER FOR RESTORATIVE JUSTICE WEEK 2016!! BUY ONE GET TWO FREE!

Order before the
...
 

ECJJ: European Model for Restorative Justice with Juveniles

European Model for Restorative Justice with Juveniles




Restorative practices support a participative notion of justice, that favours reintegration over retribution and punishment. As such, by investing in the youths' bond to the community and in a process that stimulates assumption of responsibility, restorative practices may prove particularly appropriate to integrate the best interest of the child in the justice process.

Furthermore, this research,
...
 

Restorative Justice Conferencing (RJC) Using Face-to-Face Meetings of Offenders and Victims: Effects on Offender Recidivism and Victim Satisfaction. A Systematic Review (PDF)

Restorative Justice Conferencing (RJC) Using Face-to-Face Meetings of Offenders and Victims: Effects on Offender Recidivism and Victim Satisfaction. A Systematic Review

By Heather Strang, Lawrence W Sherman, Evan Mayo-Wilson, Daniel Woods, Barak Ariel.


OBJECTIVE

This systematic review examines the effects of the subset of restorative justice programs that has been tested most extensively: a face-to-face Restorative Justice Conference (RJC) “that brings together
...
 

Sweden vs. "The Scandinavian model" of Restorative Justice

Hi all, a colleague posted on the International Symposia on Restorative Justice Facebook group about RJ in Sweden, and I was surprised to read that RJ...
 

Arthur Waters, young people volunteering, lessons learned and how we treat young people



I met Arthur at the LMS offices near Streatham (South London) and was immediately surprised to find such a young person involved in this
...
 

Restorative Justice, white collar crime and corporate violence (PDF)



Hi all, this is a recurrent question among Forum members - does anyone know of Restorative Justice being applied in cases of white collar or corporate crime?

I personally think that this is a very interesting subject: whereas a one-on-one criminal offence usually has one victim, or perhaps a small group of victims, corporate crime has the potential to impact a very large number of people.

We're not doing the numbers game here, so I would not argue that one
...
 

ITV's 'Tonight' Programme on Restorative Justice win Top Award

The ITV’s Tonight Programme 'Meeting the Enemy' has won a top award.

The programme, which aired in the spring of this year...
 

Beyond Revenge: Most Crime Victims Prefer Rehabilitation to Harsh Punishment

Beyond Revenge: Most Crime Victims Prefer Rehabilitation to Harsh Punishment

Saturday, 29 October 2016 By Jean Trounstine, Truthout | Report



We all know an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. But for Mothers for Justice and Equality, getting justice has never been about revenge. The Boston-based nonprofit was founded by Monalisa Smith, who lost her 18-year-old nephew, Eric Smith, to gun violence in 2010. Determined to end violence in their communities, the mothers...
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