Source: (1997) Progress report. Canberra: Australian National University, Institute of Advanced Studies, Research School of Social Sciences. Downloaded 3 June 2004.

The authors of this document report on the progress of the Canberra Reintegrative Shaming Experiments (RISE), a scientific testing of the theory and practice of restorative community justice conferences, an alternative to both “law and orderâ€? and “welfareâ€? models of responding to juvenile crime. In the first two years of this juvenile property crime experiment, almost 200 offenders were randomly assigned to be treated by court or diversionary conference. The authors examine the RISE research design and method, characteristics of the RISE offenders, characteristics of the treatment (court proceedings versus conferences) assigned to offenders, victim perspectives, and offender perspectives.

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