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Restorative justice in the Australian criminal justice system.

Source: (2014) Canberra : Australian Institute of Criminology"In 2001, Heather Strang prepared a report for the Criminology Research Council summarising restorative justice programs in Australia. Since that time, restorative justice practices have... READ MORE

Rates of recidivism among offenders referred to Forum Sentencing.

Source: (2013) NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research. Crime and Justice Bulletin. Number 172.Aim: To determine whether the NSW Forum Sentencing program is more effective than the conventional sentencing process in reducing recidivism. Met... READ MORE

Victims at the heart of our justice system

from the article by Scott Simpson in Sun Media: Since 2008 the Government has been working hard to put victims at the heart of our justice system, because we know they deserve and need our support. Laws can't change the past, or take away the pa... READ MORE

'No option' but to remand case

from the article in Otago Daily Times: A former Central Otago policeman who admitted making an intimate visual recording of a teenager showering, using a police-issued iPhone, will have to wait until next year for his application for a discharge ... READ MORE

Racist attack on bus: Offender's Youth Justice Conference

from the article by Lisa Robinson in The Sydney Morning Herald: A teenager involved in an anti-Semitic attack on a bus full of young Jewish students will visit the Sydney Jewish Museum as part of an agreed settlement with NSW police and the Jewis... READ MORE

Addressing the harm done in a crime

from the article by Bill Pesch in Guampdn-com: ...To this day, nearly 20 years later, recalling these events still makes my blood boil. I have no sense of finality or resolution. Most disturbing, I never learned why the kid chose me to vandalize ... READ MORE

Priest's early plea 'very unusual'

From the article in Marlborough Express: A Blenheim priest who has admitted an indecent assault is the first case of a clergyman pleading guilty at the first opportunity, the head of sexual-abuse charity says.... Defence lawyer Rob Harrison aske... READ MORE