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Giving Women their Voice: Domestic Violence and Restorative Justice in South Africa

Dissel, Amanda
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) Paper submitted for the XIth International Symposium on Victimology. 13-18 July 2003, Stellenbosch, South Africa. Downloaded 21 August 2003.

This paper seeks to look at some of the issues involved in responding to domestic violence with restorative justice by locating restorative justice within a context of high prevalence of domestic violence in South Africa. It aims to look at the inter-relationship between victim offender conferencing and the objectives of the Domestic Violence Act (South African legislation). It also looks at the effectiveness of VOC in cases of domestic violence, and at the extent to which VOC assists in preventing further violence. Finally, the paper aims to highlight some challenges for future interventions. (excerpt)


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