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Conferencing- challenging the parameters of the criminal justice system

Condliffe, Peter
June 4, 2015

Source: (1998) Proctor On-line 18 (August): 10-13

Condliffe notes that one of the most significant responses to problems in the criminal justice system, especially in relation to youth offenders, has been the development of victim-offender mediation. From developments in victim-offender mediation programs, the conferencing process has emerged. Conferencing brings together individuals directly involved in the criminal offence as well as the wider “communities of careâ€? affected by the offence. Condliffe surveys restorative justice, community conferencing in Queensland, various forms of referral, preliminary evaluation of pilot programs in Queensland, and issues relating to integration of conferencing within the criminal justice system


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