Source: (2007) Dissertation for degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Boston College.

In this research I seek to better understand two questions, namely how or under what conditions do organisations such as juvenile courts change, and what do people do with restorative justice? I look first at the organizational changes that have taken place at the court in relation to its implementation of restorative justice and the integration of such practices throughout the court. I map the degree to which victims, offenders and community members have been afforded new decision-making capacities within the court's diversion and probation processes. Within this organisational framework, I also consider how the court has navigated constraints and opportunities related to legal and political structures, funding, community support, support from other organisations and internal problems related specifically to the culture of the court itself. (excerpt)