Source: (2006) Master of Science Thesis. Department of Criminal Justice. Central Missouri State University.

Restorative justice is one of the varied processes utilized by prison and jail administrators to bring about a change of offender attitude while incarcerated, in efforts to return a productive, tax-paying citizen back to the community upon release. This study examines the implementation of a plan of restorative justice at a Missouri correctional institution. Data pertaining to three measures of offender behavior were collected from institutional records for the years 1996-2000; two years before and after the restorative justice program was implemented. The results indicate a positive impact on the population studied, indicating definite changes in offender behavior by showing a reduction in the three measures of behavior studies. (author’s abstract)