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The Reliability of Observed Reintegrative Shaming, Shame, Defiance and Other Key Concepts in Diversionary Conferences

Harris, Nathan
June 4, 2015

Source: (1997) Reintegrative Shaming Experiments (RISE), Australian National University, Canberra. RISE Working Papers: Paper No. 5.

The Reintegrative Shaming Experiment, which began in the Australian Capital Territory in July 1995, is a comparison between the court system and an alternative to traditional criminal justice interventions, called Diversionary Conferencing. The experiment is primarily focused upon testing differences in the level of recidivism resulting from the two interventions. The experiment also measures a large number of factors which have been predicted by a variety of theoretical perspectives to impact upon criminal activity and recidivism. This report presents the results of that study.


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