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Family group conferencing and family violence: Once community’s power struggle.

Peters, Heather
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) Journal of Societal and Social Policy. 3(2):65-74.

This article examines the use of one particular alternative justice model, the family group
conferencing method, in cases of violence against women. The author examines the success and
problems of the family group conferencing method, as exemplified in the case of a rural
community in British Columbia, Canada. The study identifies restorative justice as a viable
option for correction system, while also pointing to the fact that one single method does not fit
all circumstances and cases. Different models of restorative justice prove to work more
effectively in different situations. In this light, it is cautioned not to overreact and, as a
consequence, to endanger past and future victims of crime in any given situation or at any given
moment. (author’s abstract)


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