Source: (2006) Restorative Practices E-Forum. August 15, 2006.
The emotional and psychological impact of crime can last far beyond the incident itself, in some cases affecting victimsâ€™ lives for years. A groundbreaking study has shown, however, that restorative justice conferences can mitigate those effects and help victims heal and move forward more quickly.
Dr. Caroline M. Angel
Dr. Caroline M. Angel, a lecturer in criminology at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States, studied the impact of restorative conferencing on post-traumatic stress symptoms in victims of burglary and robbery. Her findings were clear: Conferences reduce the psychologically traumatic effects of crime. (excerpt)
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