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Restorative Justice Theory and Practice: Addressing the Discrepancy.

Gavrielides, Theo
June 4, 2015

Source: (2007) Helsinki: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control affiliated with the United Nations.

The book is divided into four parts. Part I constructed the
conceptual framework for the research and translated its underlying
hypothesis in practical terms. By arguing and analysing the
literature, this section prepared themes for the fieldwork. Part II
presented and analysed the results of the first two surveys. The
first was carried out with qualitative questionnaires with forty
practitioners from around the world and the second with in-depth,
face-to-face interviews with thirteen organisations that play a
significant role in RJ’s development in England and Wales. Part III
presented and analysed the findings of two more surveys that
focused on the application of RJ with hate crime and sexual
offending cases. For the former twenty-two organisations that have
direct experience with RJ and hate crime were interviewed face-toface.
For the latter, a combination of various qualitative
methodologies was adopted with an international sample that had
experienced the value and dangers of using RJ for sexual offences.
The final Part of the book drew all the evidence together to identify
their links with the study’s underlying hypothesis and provide an
answer to the central research question. An evidence base was then created for recommendations of international policy and
intellectual significance. (excderpt)


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