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Diversionary Conferences in Australia: A Reply to the Optimists and the Skeptics

Daly, Kathleen
June 4, 2015

Source: (1996) Prepared for American Society of Criminology Annual Meetings, Chicago.

Conferencing is probably a good idea. However, it is not as trouble-free as optimists argue nor as dreadful as skeptics fear. On items I can compare, my findings from a small set of cases in two jurisdictions in Australia are
strikingly similar to Maxwell and Morris’ (1993) major study of conferencing in New Zealand. (author’s abstract)


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