Survey on restorative justice teaching programmes
March 27, 2014
Why: Our aim with this database is threefold. First and foremost, this collection of data will be a source of information for students from all over the world interested in studying the rich field of Restorative Justice. Secondly, the EFRJ will provide a platform where teachers and...
Daniel Reisel: The neuroscience of restorative justice
March 26, 2014
He suggests the interactions between victims and offenders that take place in restorative processes are one way of developing such...
Inheriting the struggle for truth
March 25, 2014
In anticipation of March 24, the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations, ICTJ asked young advocates in six countries why seeking the truth about the past matters to them. We are honored to present Elsa Saade of Lebanon, Ghada Louhichi of Tunisia,...
Restorative justice for multinational corporations
March 21, 2014
Accordingly, Part I explains deterrence theory, its grounding in the methodology of law and economics, and its status as the dominant contemporary theory of criminal punishment. It then proposes using anti-bribery law, particularly the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as a kind of case...
Process evaluation of the Neighbourhood Justice Panels
March 20, 2014
Fifteen areas in England and Wales were involved in a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) two-year test. Some test areas accepted referrals from May 2012, while for others this was slightly later. Although each area had autonomy to deliver their NJPs according to local need, the scope of offences was...
Advocating for restorative practice within schools
March 19, 2014
Restorative practices within schools focuses on teaching self-discipline, self-governance, collective efficacy, and assists students as they take ownership of their actions through a restorative justice framework that is unique to a particular school culture, encompassing the needs, goals, and...
Call for restorative justice from South Wales Police commissioner Alun Michael
March 17, 2014
Restorative justice is an approach thatâ€™s based on the assumption that a criminal act is a crime against the community â€” it takes into account the wishes of the victims and the community, and encourages offenders to make amends and to be reintegrated back into society. Often it...
Face-to-face with crime
March 12, 2014
…Aged just 13, Liam was part of a group that had trashed the Daveysâ€™ house and car, but felt guilty even as he was participating. â€œIt was one of those moments where I followed everyone else, and when I was in the middle of it I realized â€˜I shouldn’t be...
Circles of Support and Accountability, sex offender program, has federal funding cut
March 8, 2014
Circles of Support and Accountability, a Canada-wide program for sex offenders released from prison, has been receiving $2.2 million in government money for two decades, but will see $560,000 of that stop flowing by March 31 and all of its money cut by September, according to the Edmonton...
The effect of restorative juvenile justice on future educational outcomes
March 6, 2014
…To determine the program effects on early school leaving and educational attainment, we linked the experimental data to education data of Statistics Netherlands, such that we could track the educational careers of juvenile first-offenders who were invited to participate in the...
Restorative group conferencing and sexting: Repairing harm in Wright County
March 6, 2014
Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photos electronically, primarily thought cell phones. If the photo is of a child under the age of 18, the photo could be considered child pornography. Possession and dissemination of child pornography is a felony and could...
Victim-offender service closed
March 6, 2014
The closure took effect on 3 March 2014. The RJC pioneered this service in 2001 and has dealt with about 3000 cases and 10 000 beneficiaries since then. During this time, the approach of restorative justice and the service of facilitating dialogue between victims and offenders has become...
Greg Wilhoit: an innocent man dies (RIP) Feb. 14, 2014
March 4, 2014
Greg Wilhoit: The story of an innocent man An update on Greg Wilhoit I spent time with Greg twice while he was hospitalized in California but thankfully what took Gregâ€™s life was life itself. He was far too young to die. Though on Oklahomaâ€™s death row for a crime he did not...
Thief wants to work with victims
March 4, 2014
Judge Thomas Broadmore said the court would have to “feel way through” the case, as he had never come across a similar one – and because Kingi’s pregnancy of seven months made it difficult for her to travel from Waitara in Taranaki, where she now lives, for restorative...