Source: (1998) Brisbane, Queensland: Griffith University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

The South Australia Juvenile Justice (SAJJ) Research on Conferencing project consists of observations of conferencing in response to juvenile offenses. SAJJ focuses on ways of measuring restorative justice practices and assessing variability in the conference process and participants' understandings of the process. Technical Report No. 1 provides an overview of the project and its research instruments. Part I covers the following topics: the legal and organizational context of conferencing in South Australia; research leading up to SAJJ; key research questions; time frame; differences with the Reintegrative Shaming Experiment (RISE); design considerations; theoretical aims; sampling plan; data gathering plan; conference numbers; and procedures in conducting interviews. Part II describes the research instruments used - background material, design of each instrument, source and rationale of the questions, and problems in using the instruments. Technical Report No. 1 should be read in conjunction with Technical Report No. 2, which can be found at this Internet address: http://www.aic.gov.au/rjustice/sajj/tech-report-2.pdf


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