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“Restitution, an Analysis of the Victim-Offender Relationship: Towards a Working Model in Australia.”

Duckworth, A.M.E
June 4, 2015

Source: (1980) Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology 13(4):227-240.

The results of evaluations of some offender-victim restitution programs for selected uncomplicated cases are highly encouraging in terms of successful outcome for the parties involved and in reduced costs per case for the community. A provisional model of how offender-victim restitution might operate in Australia is outlined. Under the model, restitution should be a pretrial or posthearing measure, rather than a post-incarceration or parole measure, as it is in Minnesota. The form that the restitution payment might take should be left to the victim and the offender.


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