Source: (2008) British Journal of Criminology, doi:10.1093/bjc/azn002 . Advanced Access Online.
In this paper, we draw on our experience as evaluators of three restorative justice schemes in England and Wales which were funded under the auspices of the Home Office’s â€˜Crime Reduction Programmeâ€™ to reflect upon the theoretical and empirical potential of restorative justice (in particular, conferencing) to bring about reductions in reoffending on the part of participating offenders. We propose that there is a case to be made for a subtle shift in ways of thinking about the recidivism reduction potential of restorative justice: that is, as an opportunity to facilitate a desire, or consolidate a decision, to desist. (author’s abstract)
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