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Restorative justice may provide additional justice mechanism for victims of sexual crime, study shows
from the article on Phys.org: According to the findings of a recently published study, restorative justice could provide an additional justice mechanism for victims of sexual crime which can support the needs of victims, offenders, and their families, in the aftermath of sexual crime in Ireland. The study entitled "Sexual Trauma and Abuse, Restorative and Transformative Possibilities?" based on 149 interviews with victims, offenders, judges and others, and a review of the global literature found that "all cohorts of participants are in favour of restorative justice in sexual violence cases as an additional justice mechanism for victims of sexual crime, as all participants recognise the considerable gaps that exist in current justice provision for victims of sexual crime in this state"....
Located in Restorative Justice Online Blog -- RJOB
Nelson Police Department rolls out innovative restorative justice program
From the article in the Boundary Sentinel: The Nelson Police Department is advocating for the introduction of a Restorative Justice program as an option to laying criminal charges when a crime has been committed.
Located in Restorative Justice Online Blog -- RJOB
Actions and consequences: How restorative justice can help victims move on
from the article by Javed Khan: If you were a victim of crime, would you want to meet the offender? What would you say to them? A burglary victim might, for example, want to talk about the inconvenience, the hassle of sorting out the mess and replacing what has been stolen. They could spell out that some things - just objects to an outsider - are completely irreplaceable, and how sentimental value outweighs any financial cost. But we all know that actions have unintended consequences, and burglary isn't just about what's been taken, it's about what's been left behind too.
Located in Restorative Justice Online Blog -- RJOB
Restorative Justice Inroads into the United Kingdom
Over the past three years, the United Kingdom has begun to implement significant changes in its response to youth crime. A research report on initial results from 11 pilot sites was released in January 2001, and work continues toward the goal of nationwide implementation by April 2002.
Located in Previous Editions / 2001 / September 2001 Edition
Review of Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland
The 1998 Belfast Agreement set in motion a review of the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland. The Criminal Justice Review Group commissioned to undertake this project released its final reports in March 2000. While not all materials address restorative justice, they offer valuable insights into issues surrounding attempts to transform a nation's criminal justice system.
Located in Previous Editions / 2001 / October 2001 Edition
Two New Research Reports on Implementing Restorative
The Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate released two studies in September on restorative justice. These were "An Exploratory Evaluation of Restorative Justice Schemes" and "An International Review of Restorative Justice". Each report provides insight into best practices in implementing restorative justice.
Located in Previous Editions / 2001 / November 2001 Edition
Restorative Justice Innovations by the Thames Valley Police Force
The Thames Valley Police Force has led the movement toward restorative justice in the United Kingdom by shifting to a problem-solving paradigm.
Located in Previous Editions / 2001 / November 2001 Edition
Restorative Justice in Bulgaria
Dobrinka Chankova of the Institute For Conflict Resolution in Sofia, Bulagaria provides a look at the movement for restorative justice in her country.
Located in Previous Editions / 2001 / December 2001 Edition
The Norwegian System: Restorative Elements
Several recent studies of Norway's justice system reveal a number of restorative elements. Mediation and legal aid for victims are notable examples of restorative influences on the justice system in that country.
Located in Previous Editions / 2001 / December 2001 Edition
Mediation in Finland
In three recently-published articles, Juhani Iivari provides a glimpse into the development, use, and possible future of victim offender mediation in Finland.
Located in Previous Editions / 2002 / April 2002 Edition