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Captains of restorative justice: Experience, legitimacy and recidivism by type of offense

Sherman, Lawrence W
June 4, 2015

Source: (1995) Paper presented at National Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution, Fresno Pacific College, May, 6p

The authors report on the substantial variety of effects on offenders resulting from restorative justice programs based on the same model, but run by different people with various levels of experience and with different systems of caseload management. Their study examined over 500 restorative justice conferences conducted during the Reintegrative Shaming Experiments (RISE) in Canberra, Australia, 1995-2000. This paper provides key findings from the RISE programs. The focus is on the critical role the leader of the conference plays in influencing the effects of the program on participants.


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