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Restorative justice: Resolution of criminal conflict

White, Vernon
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) MA. ROYAL ROADS UNIVERSITY, 2001. 95 pp. Advisor: Edwards, Felicity

Since the mid 1980s Canada has expanded the application of restorative justice principles and processes into more and more of its justice system. This includes the Yukon Territory, where the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the territorial government, and local communities and individuals have played roles in considering and pursuing restorative approaches to crime and its effects. In this research paper, Vernon White presents results of his study of the use of restorative justice in the Yukon. The study focuses on two measures: client satisfaction; and recidivism. White uses data gathered from the RCMP and restorative justice groups, as well as from client satisfaction surveys from several communities in the Yukon. The paper includes a discussion of restorative justice theory and practice, a survey of relevant law, a historical and program sketch of restorative justice in the Yukon, a literature review, quantitative and qualitative analysis of statistics, and a summary of the research results with recommendations. A number of appendices provide statistical information and research instruments.


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