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Restorative Justice Programs in Australia

Strang, Heather
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) A report to the Criminology Research Council.

Heather Strang begins this survey of restorative justice programs in Australia with an overview of restorative justice theory, practices, and roots. Against this background, she states that restorative justice programs in Australia are mostly based on the conferencing model developed in New Zealand, and she observes that restorative programs are being extended in limited ways to settings other than criminal justice. This leads to discussion first of restorative justice programs in the justice setting in the Australian states; then examination of restorative programs in other settings (schools, care and protection, and more). Additionally, Strang explores problems and solutions in devising, implementing, and extending restorative justice programs.


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