Source: (2001) 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. 2 surveys the research instruments and methods used in the second year of the project. Part I describes features of the conferences observed and the people interviewed. This material updates material that was presented in Technical Report No. 1. The topics in Part I cinclude the following: the context of the field work; the sample of conferences observed; the sample of participants interviewed; response rates and timeframes; and changes in conferencing in South Australia. Part II presents the research instruments used in the second year of the project, with information on the source and rationale of the questions. Technical Report No. 2 should be read in conjunction with Technical Report No. 1, which can be found at this Internet address: http://www.aic.gov.au/rjustice/sajj/tech-rep-m.pdf


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