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
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
Source: (2012) Australian Indigenous Law Review. 16(2):81-98.The paper considers the Aboriginal Care Circle Pilot Program ('Care Circle pilot') in Nowra as an alternative, 'culturally appropriate' step within the court process for deciding Aborigi... READ MORE
Source: (2012) Flinders Law Journal. 14:359-382.Indigenous sentencing courts are touted by Australian governments as a
key response to the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in
Custody. Despite their introduction over a decade ago, research... READ MORE
Source: (2014) Australian Indigenous Law Review. 17(2):79-99.This article contends that two long-standing community
sentencing mechanisms in Northern Territory Aboriginal
communities give rise to substantive equality through
providing a more ap... READ MORE
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
from the entry by Elizabeth Sivell on Lexology:
The Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2014, introduced to the Legislative Assembly on 12 August, proposes to strengthen NSW environmental enforcement laws, and introduces the ... READ MORE
Source: (2013) Crime and Justice Bulletin. Number 170.The results of this study suggest that offender and victim satisfaction is high immediately following a YJC.
Even 4 months after a YJC, victim satisfaction with most aspects of conferencing r... READ MORE
from the article in the Courier Mail:
The state’s courts will mark 20 years of restorative justice with a special comic book explaining how victims and young offenders can work together to address and reduce harm.
Family Conference: Justic... READ MORE
from the story on Sycamore Voices:
It’s easy to feel helpless about the rate of crime in our society but a growing number of people are facing this fear and participating in the justice system to make it more effective for our communities. Th... READ MORE