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The hydra-headed monster of sexual and domestic violence: a case for restorative justice?

Okunwaye, Israel Chukwuka
June 4, 2015

Source: (2012) International Journal of Private Law. 5(3):322-331.

The article seeks to ascertain the relevance of restorative justice in sexual and domestic violence, and also extrapolates in depth its relevance with respect to Daly and Cossins’ arguments. While Daly seem to rely on her Sexual Assault Archival Study, as empirical evidence to hold that restorative justice can play a key role in providing victims of sexual assault justice, Cossins insists that the evidence is ‘insufficient’ to allow for restorative justices practices, and rather would prefer a legal reform. The question arises whether there could be a possibility for an integrated approach? (author’s abstract)


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