Source: (2004) Journal of Societal and Social Policy. 3(2):65-74.

This article examines the use of one particular alternative justice model, the family group conferencing method, in cases of violence against women. The author examines the success and problems of the family group conferencing method, as exemplified in the case of a rural community in British Columbia, Canada. The study identifies restorative justice as a viable option for correction system, while also pointing to the fact that one single method does not fit all circumstances and cases. Different models of restorative justice prove to work more effectively in different situations. In this light, it is cautioned not to overreact and, as a consequence, to endanger past and future victims of crime in any given situation or at any given moment. (author's abstract)


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