Source: (2001) Sydney, Australia: New South Wales Government, Attorney General’s Department, Legislation and Policy Division.

Beginning in 1999, under the auspices of the New South Wales Government, a Working Party studied the possibility of a conferencing scheme for adult offenders. This discussion paper resulted from that study. The paper consists of several parts. (See the Internet addresses above for the text of the paper.) The first two parts provide background to the paper and a model for a conferencing scheme. Chapter 1 details the need for a new approach to adult offending. Chapter 2 examines the idea of conferencing, as well as relevant programs, legislation, benefits, and limitations. Chapter 3 proposes a framework for community justice conferences for adult offenders in New South Wales. A bibliography concludes the discussion paper.

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