Source: (2007) Helsinki: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control affiliated with the United Nations.

The book is divided into four parts. Part I constructed the conceptual framework for the research and translated its underlying hypothesis in practical terms. By arguing and analysing the literature, this section prepared themes for the fieldwork. Part II presented and analysed the results of the first two surveys. The first was carried out with qualitative questionnaires with forty practitioners from around the world and the second with in-depth, face-to-face interviews with thirteen organisations that play a significant role in RJ’s development in England and Wales. Part III presented and analysed the findings of two more surveys that focused on the application of RJ with hate crime and sexual offending cases. For the former twenty-two organisations that have direct experience with RJ and hate crime were interviewed face-toface. For the latter, a combination of various qualitative methodologies was adopted with an international sample that had experienced the value and dangers of using RJ for sexual offences. The final Part of the book drew all the evidence together to identify their links with the study’s underlying hypothesis and provide an answer to the central research question. An evidence base was then created for recommendations of international policy and intellectual significance. (excderpt)

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