Source: (2004) M.S. thesis, Department of Criminal Justice, California State University, Long Beach

The current study tested the theory of Reintegrative Shaming. Reintegrative Shaming theory has contributed much to the growing popularity of restorative justice. Nevertheless, empirical testing of this theory has been scarce. This study used secondary data from the RISE project, which compared the effects of restorative conferencing with traditional court processing. A total of 249 cases were used to explore which factors related to the concept of reintegrative shaming were linked to lower projected offending of youthful offenders. Additionally, the accuracy of the proposed Reintegrative Shaming theoretical model was examined through path analysis. Author's abstract.