Source: (2002) Paper presented at the International Forum on Initiatives for Safe Schools: School Violence Prevention and Juvenile Protection – What Works?, held in Seoul, South Korea, June 22-25. Canberra: Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences, Law Program.

Crimes against schools – such as vandalism and arson – are enormously expensive, both in monetary and social terms. Schools are prime targets for a variety of reasons. Strang maintains that restorative justice provides considerable potential for resolving crimes against schools. To advance her argument, she explores specific restorative justice practices, with particular focus on conferencing. This leads to discussion of restorative conferencing and the Reintegrative Shaming Experiments (RISE) in Canberra, Australia, in relation to school crime.

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