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Introducing Restorative Justice to the Police Complaints System: Close Encounters of the Rare Kind.
Researchers at the Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Oxford have recently completed some research into applying Restorative Justice to the Police Complaints system in a UK police force. The report was written by By Roderick Hill, Karen Cooper, Carolyn Hoyle and Richard Young. Below is a brief description of the report.
Located in Previous Editions / 2003 / April 2003 Edition
File Halstead, Sam. Educational Discipline Using the Principles of Restorative Justice
This article shows how restorative justice techniques can be used with students in correctional and alternative education settings.
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File Workman, Kim. The Future of Restorative Justice – Control, Co-option, and Co-operation
This paper explores the history of restorative justice in New Zealand and lays out a course for the future.
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RJ Article Abdulkadir, Rahma. Gender, Transitional Justice and Failed Statehood: Can the Somali Traditional Customary Law be the Basis for Viable and Inclusive Mechanism(s) of Transitional Justice for Somalia?
Although the localization of transitional justice may have certain advantages, such as legitimacy,critics have expressed some significant concerns about it. For instance, critics have argued that in some cases local customary or indigenous law based mechanisms of transitional justice tend to exclude women and often concentrate power in the hands of males from dominant groups. In this regard, the Somali case is interesting in so far as it combines a complete collapse of the state and a protracted civil war. In addition, the exploration of this case is important as there are very few studies that have attempted to empirically investigate it. Thus, this dissertation addresses explores the overarching research question: how can an approach of transitional justice, which takes into account Somalia’s economic, political and socio-cultural history, and is attentive to the needs of victims of human rights abuses in this country be achieved in this country? This dissertation deals with three interrelated questions that are empirically explored in three separate chapters. In answering these questions, this dissertation employs a theoretical framework and appropriate research methodologies. Further, the analyses presented show that major differences in opinion exist regarding the usefulness of the Somali traditional xeer or customary law in building a model of transitional justice among male and female respondents as well as among respondents from different regions of Somalia.(Excerpt).
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Rare legal settlements demand officers pay too
from the article by Steve Mills in the chicago Tribune: To settle a wrongful-conviction lawsuit against the Chicago police, the city recently agreed to pay Harold Hill $1.25 million. What never became public was that, to reach the settlement late last year, two detectives in the case that sent Hill to prison for 12 years for a rape and murder he insisted he did not commit agreed to contribute, too. It was not much next to the total settlement — $7,500 each — yet it apparently meant something to Hill.
Located in Restorative Justice Online Blog -- RJOB
This contribution deals with the position of child victims of armed conflict. An explanation is tendered of the circumstances under which children are considered to be the victims of armed conflict. Specific reference is made to the question of whether or not a former child soldier may be viewed as a child victim. In the second place the question is addressed how a monist or dualist approach regarding the incorporation of treaty law into municipal law influences the rights of child victims in terms of article 39. Thirdly, article 39 is discussed against the background of the CRC as an international human rights instrument.(Excerpt)
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South Carolina inmates making peace
from the article by Brian E. Muhammad in The Final Call: Muslim inmates at the Lieber Correctional Institution scored a victory in the area of faith relations and brotherhood by averting a potentially explosive situation stemming from a disagreement between Sunni Muslims and members of the Nation of Islam over perceived sectarian differences. Prison authorities requested mediation after contention and hostilities grew between the groups.
Located in Restorative Justice Online Blog -- RJOB
RJ Article Sanchez, Gabriel Gomez. Between Reconciliation and Justice: The Struggles for Justice and Reconciliation in Colombia.
Over the past decades, Colombian society has endured the impact of a longstanding political conflict among different actors and outrageous expressions of violence, especially among left wing guerrillas, right wing paramilitary groups and the state government. Drawing on socio-legal studies in transitional justice and human rights, this research attempts to analyze the recent experience of transitional justice in Colombia. The main purpose of this research is to understand how political, institutional and social actors, especially the government, the courts, the human rights and transitional justice NGOs, and victims associations, frame the mechanisms of transitional justice and use legal instruments to transform the conflict and reach what they consider "justice." It also attempts to understand the relations between politics and law in the context of a hegemonic discourse of security and give account of the expressions of resistance of human rights networks. (Excerpt).
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Comment Prisons - rehabilitation - justice
Lynn is both articulate and accurate and I have nothing to add to her comments - I have the honor of knowing the PFI programs [...]
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Comment Young in prison
Gary, thanks for your kind words about the article and the work of PFI. I agree with your statements on the need to remember that [...]
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