Department of Justice is now the Department of Communities and Justice.  Find out more >


Restorative Justice

Crime victims meet their offenders: Testing the impact of restorative justice conferences on victims' post-traumatic stress symptoms
Angel, Caroline M; University of Pennsylvania, 2005 , 128 pages; AAT 3165634; Dissertation; Keywords: Restorative justice conferences; mental health benefits; PTSS; psychological harm

Factors contributing to victims' satisfaction with restorative justice practice: a qualitative examination
Armstrong, Jac; British Journal of Community Justice, 2012, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp 39-54; Journal article; Keywords: Victim impact statement; VIS; satisfaction; Community Justice Panel    

Should restorative justice be used for cases of domestic violence?
Azis, Shagufta; International Journal of Restorative Justice, Richmond, 2010, Vol 6, Iss 1, p1-49; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; domestic violence; post traumatic stress disorder; needs; accountability

Restorative justice and the status of victims in criminal proceedings: the past and future of victims’ rights
Banach-Gutierrez, Joanna Beata; International Perspectives in Victimology; August 2011; Vol.6, No.1, p45-60; Journal article; Keywords: Victims rights; criminal justice system; restorative justice; mediation; conciliation; Convention; Poland

Meeting the needs of victims of domestic violence with family law issues: the dangers and possibilities in restorative justice
Behrens, Juliet; International Journal of Law in Context, Cambridge, Sep 2005, Vol 1, Iss 3, p215; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; domestic violence; safety; legal system

Examining the effectiveness of a restorative justice program for various types of juvenile offenders
Bergseth, Kathleen J. and Jeffrey A. Bouffard; International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology , Sept 2013, Vol. 57, No 9, pp 1054-1075; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; youth; recidivism; juvenile justice; young offenders 
Conceptualizing victims’ ‘restoration’ in restorative justice
Boliver, Daniela; International Review of Victimology, 2010, Vol.17, No. 4, p237-265; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; victims; restoration; concepts    
Restorative justice, responsive regulation and social work
Burford, Gale, Adams, Paul; Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, Vol. 31, Issue 1 (March 2004), pp. 7-26; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; social work; support

The impact of restorative and conventional responses to harm on victims: a comparative study
Calhoun, Avery, and William Pelech; British Journal of Community Justice , 2013, No 3A, pp374-379; Journal article; Calgary, Canada; Keywords: Restorative justice; group conferencing; diversion; victims; young offenders.

Evaluation of the Northern Ireland Youth Conference Service
Campbell, Catriona Devlin, Roisin, O'Mahony, David, Doak, Jonathan, Jackson, John, Corrigan, Tanya and Kieran McEvoy; NIO Research and Statistical Series: Report No. 12, Statistics and Research Branch of the Northern Ireland Office. October 2005; Research report; Keywords: Conferences; youth conferencing; victims

Sorting out conflict and repairing harm: Using victim offender conferences in court processes to deal with adult crime
Cannon, Andrew; Journal of Judicial Administration, Vol 18, part 2, 2008; Journal article; Keywords: Conferences; therapeutic; accessible; victims; offenders

Putting a human face on crimes: A qualitative study on restorative justice processes for youths
Choi, Jung Jin, Diane L Green and Michael J Gilbert; Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal , October 2011, Vol 28, No 5, pp.335-355; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; mediation; conferences; youth conferences; youth-offender mediation

Implementing and evaluating restorative justice projects in prison
Crocker, Diane; Criminal Justice Policy Review , Published online before print 26 November 2013, pp 1-20; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; program evaluation; restorative circle; prisons

Restorative Justice – the real story
Daly, Kathleen; Revised plenary address , 12 July 2001,Scottish Criminology Conference Edinburgh 21-22 September 2000; Conference paper; Keywords: Restorative justice; conferences; retributive justice; justice myths

In search of legitimacy: restorative youth conferencing in Northern Ireland
Doak, Jonathan and O'Mahony, D; Legal Studies, Article first published online (advance of print): 28 Jan 2011; Journal article; Keywords: Youth conferencing; restorative justice; victim participation

Hearing the voices of Victorian conferencing practitioners: views on neutrality
Douglas, Kathy, Sager Nadia, and Field, Rachael; Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 21, 3 August 2010, p163; Journal article; Keywords: Conferencing; criminal justice system; neutrality

Trying to restore justice: bureaucracies, risk management, and disciplinary boundaries in New Zealand criminal justice
Fox, Kathryn J.; International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, published online 27 November 2013, pp 1-20; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; adult conferences; youth justice; criminal justice system.; offender; bureaucracy

Restorative justice from the perspective of crime victims
Garkawe, Sam; 15 Queensland University of Technology Law Journal, 1999, pp. 40-56; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; criminal justice; court process; offenders

Indigenous development of neighbourhood-restorative community justice  
Gilbert, Michael J. and Tanya L. Settles; Criminal Justice Review; March 2007; Vol 32; No. 1; p5-25; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; community justice; neighbourhoods; criminal justice system; safety; victims; offenders

Retributive and restorative justice: Importance of crime severity and shared identity in people's justice responses
Gromet, Dena M., and Darley, John M .; Australian Journal of Psychology, Vol. 61, No. 1, March 2009, pp. 50-57; Journal article; keywords: Restorative justice; retribution; crime severity; goals; psychological investigations

Political ideology and reactions to crime victims: preferences for restorative and punitive responses
Gromet, Dena M. and John M. Darley; Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 2011, Vol. 8, Issue 4, pp. 830-855; Journal article; Keywords: Justice; restorative; punitive; reactions.      

A victim-centered approach to justice? Victim satisfaction effects on third-party punishments
Gromet, Dena M., Okimoto, Tyler G., Wenzel, Michael and John M. Darley; Law and Human Behaviour, Vol 36(5), Oct 2012, 375-389; Journal article: Keywords: Restorative justice; punishment; victim satisfaction; community satisfaction.   

Comment on using criminal punishment to serve both victim and social needs
Haley, John O; Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol72, Spring 2009, p219-225.; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; apology

Achieving restorative justice: Assessing contrition and forgiveness in the adult conference process
Halsey, Mark, Andrew Goldsmith and David Bamford; Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, Published online 30 June 2014, pp1-15; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; adult conferences; pilot program; outcomes; justice

Safety issues associated with using restorative justice for intimate partner justice
Hayden, Anne; Women’s Studies Journal, December 2012, Volume 26, No. 2, pp4-16; Journal article; New Zealand; Intimate partner violence; domestic violence; restorative justice; safety; conferences.

Justice from the victim's perspective
Herman, Judith Lewis; Violence Against Women May 2005 vol. 11 no. 5 571-602; Journal article; Keywords: Justice; restorative justice; retributive

Victim-offender mediation in Sweden: Is the victim better off?
Jacobsson, Martha, Lottie Wahlin and Tommy Andersson; International Review of Victimology 2012, Vol 18, No.3, pp 229-249; Journal article; Keywords:   Mediation; restorative justice; conversation analysis; Sweden; victim offender mediation

Restorative justice, therapeutic jurisprudence and the rise of emotionally intelligent justice
King, Michael S.; Melbourne University Law Review, 2008, Vol 32, No 3, pp 1096-1126; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; conferencing; therapeutic jurisprudence; emotional intelligence

Restorative justice cases in Scotland: Factors related to participation, the restorative process, agreement rates and forms of reparation
Kirkwood, Steve; European Journal of Criminology; 7 (2) pp 107-132; 2010; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative; youth; conferences; participation; reparation.

The effectiveness of restorative justice practices: a meta-analysis
Latimer, Jeff, Craig Dowden and Danielle Muise; The Prison Journal; June 2005; Vol 85; No. 2; p127-144; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; criminal justice system; safety; outcomes; recidivism; satisfaction

What to do with these victims?
Lazaro, Joao, and Marques, Frederico Meyano; British Journal of Community Justice, Sheffield, Summer 2008, Vol 6, Iss 2, p 93; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; victims needs; victims rights; offenders needs; offenders rights; victim support

Building social support for restorative justice through the media: is taking the victim perspective the most appropriate strategy?
Mesmaecker, Vicky De; Contemporary Justice Review, September 2010, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp 239-267; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; victim-centred; media; public opinion

Listening to victims – a critique of restorative justice policy and practice in the United States
Mika, Harry, Mary Achilles, Ellen Halbert, Lorraine Stutzman and Howard Zehr; Federal Probation, 2009, Vol.6, No. 2, pp 145-162; Research report; Keywords: Restorative justice; victim-centred; advocates; restorative programs

Using restorative justice for gendered violence: success with a postconviction model      
Miller, Susan L. and LeeAnn Iovanni; Feminist Criminology, 2013, Vol 8, No. 4, pp 247-268; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; Intimate partner violence; IPV; victimisation; sexual assault; domestic violence

The justice of recovery: How the state can heal the violence of crime
Mills, Linda G; Hastings Law Journal Vol 57:457, 2005-2006; Journal article; Keywords: Victim impact statement; sentencing; criminal justice system

The next generation of court-mandated domestic violence treatment: a comparison study of batterer intervention and restorative justice programs
Mills, Linda G., Briana Barocas and Barak Ariel; Journal of Experimental Criminology; March 2013; Vol.9, No.1, p65-90; Journal article; Keywords: Domestic violence; Batterer Intervention Programs; Circles of Peace; restorative justice; offender treatment program

Restorative justice initiatives: public opinion and support in NSW
Moore, Elizabeth; Crime and Justice Statistics Bureau Brief, NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, February 2012, Issues paper no. 77, pp1-12; Research report; Keywords: Restorative justice; Youth Justice Conference; juvenile offenders; public opinion

Contesting policy that undermines restorative justice for victims of crime
Ney, Tara; Contemporary Justice Review, September 2012, Vol 15, No 3, pp 297-308; Canada; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; counselling; policy; victim; offender

Restorative justice - is more better? The experience of police-led restorative cautioning pilots in Northern Ireland
O'Mahony, David and Doak, Jonathan; Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, vol 43, (5), pp 484-505, 2004; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; youth; cautioning; juveniles

Predicting participation in a victim-offender conference
Paul, Gregory D.; Negotiation and conflict management research; May2015, Vol.8, Issue 2, p100-118; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; conference; victim-offender conference; motivation; goals

Evaluating victims experiences in restorative justice
Pemberton, Antony, Winkel, Frans-Willem, and Groenhuijsen, Marc S; British Journal of Community Justice, Sheffield, Summer 2008, Vol 6, Iss 2, p99, 21 pp.; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; conferences; victims needs; emotional restoration

Police-referred restorative justice for juveniles in Australia
Richards, Kelly; Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice, No 398, July 2010, Australian Institute of Criminology.; Research report; Keywords: Restorative justice; juvenile offenders; conferences

Taking victims seriously? The role of victims rights movements in the emergence of restorative justice
Richards, Kelly; Current Issues in Criminal Justice, November 2009, Vol 21, Issue 2, p302-320; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; criminal justice system; victims rights

Diversionary programs in the criminal justice system and their effects on victims: a victimological perspective
Sarre, Rick; Victims of Crime: Working Together to Improve Services Conference, Victim Support Service, Adelaide; May 25, 2000; Conference paper; keywords: Specialist courts; diversionary options; victims rights; restorative justice

Implications of court versus conference: the relationship between perceptions of procedural justice and shame management
Scheuerman, Heather L. and Shelley Keith; Criminal Justice Policy Review, online November 2013,   pp 1-27; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; procedural justice; shame management; recidivism; court

Implications of growth: challenges for restorative justice
Shapland, Joanna; International Review of Victimology , published online 10 November 2013, pp 1-17; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; theoretical challenges; values; ethics; power balance; facilitators

Restorative justice and substance abuse
Shenk, Barb Toews and Howard Zehr; Youth & Society; December 2001; Vol 33; No 2; p314-328; Journal article; Keywords: Repairing harm; young offenders; substance abuse; restorative justice; community

Effects of face-to-face restorative justice on victims of crime in four randomized, controlled trials
Sherman, Lawrence, Strang, Heather, Angel, Caroline, Woods, Daniel, Barnes, Geoffrey, Bennett, Sarah and Inkpen, Nova; Journal of Experimental Criminology Springer Netherlands Vol 1, Number 3, September 2005, pp. 367-395; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; reducing harm; offender meetings; revenge; apology

A study of volunteers in community-based restorative justice programs
Souza, Karen A. and Mandeep R. Dhami; Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice; January 2008, Vol 50, Issue 1, pp 31-57; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; conferences; volunteers; facilitators  

Restorative justice programs in Australia
Strang, Heather; Criminology Research Council. March 2001; Research report; Keywords: Restorative justice; programs; implementation

Beyond apology? Domestic violence and critical questions for restorative justice
Stubbs, Julie; Criminology & Criminal Justice; 2007; Vol 7 (2), pp 169-187; Journal article; Keywords: Domestic violence; restorative justice; safety; emotionality; apology

Victim-offender mediation with youth offenders in Indonesia
Syukur, Fatahillah Abdul and Dame Margaret Bagshaw; Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Online before print May 2015, pp 1-23; Journal article; Keywords: Indonesia; youth offenders; mediation; restorative justice; juveniles

Victim-offender mediation in Canada
Umbreit, Mark S; International Social Work, 1999, volume 42 (2), 215; Journal article; Keywords: Victim offender mediation

Victim satisfaction with restorative justice: More than simply procedural justice
Van Camp, Tinneke and Jo-Anne Wemmers; International Review of Victimology May 2013, Vol 19, No.2, pp 117-143; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; interactional justice; procedural justice; restorative intervention

Restorative justice as social justice for victims of gendered violence: A standpoint feminist perspective
Van Wormer, Katherine; Social Work, Vol 45; No. 2; April 2009; pp107-116; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; standpoint feminist theory; domestic violence; conferences; healing circles; social work

Participant satisfaction with youth justice conferencing
Wagland, Paul, Bianca Blanch and Elizabeth Moore; Crime and Justice Bulletin, BOCSAR, June 2013, No 170,pp 1-16; Research report; Keywords: Youth Justice Conference; YJC; satisfaction; victim; offender 

Restorative justice - informed moral acquaintance: resolving the dual role problem in correctional and forensic practice
Ward, Tony, Theresa A Gannon & Clare-Ann Fortune; Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol. 42, No. 1 pp.45-57, January 2015; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative Justice; ethics; dual role problem; moral acquaintance

Youth Justice Conferences versus Children’s Court: A comparison of cost-effectiveness
Webber, Andrew; Crime and Justice Bulletin, Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice ; NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research; Aug 2012, No. 164; Research report; Keywords: Youth; young people; children’s court,; conferencing; cost

Can mediation be therapeutic for crime victims? An evaluation of victims’ experience in mediation with young offenders
Wemmers, Jo-Anne and Katie Cyr; Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice; July 2005; Vol 47; No 3; p527-544; Journal article; Keywords: Mediation; therapeutic; benefits; conferences; restorative justice; safety

Soliciting community involvement and support for restorative justice through community service
Wood, William R.; Criminal Justice Policy Review , published online September 2013, pp 1-25; Journal article; Keywords: Community service; juvenile justice; restorative justice; program evaluation

From a court orientation to a victim orientation: the paradigm shift in Israel’s Juvenile Probation Service
Yanay, Uri and Allan Borowski; European Journal of Criminology , November 2013, Vol 10, No.6, pp 675-689; Journal article; Keywords: Restorative justice; mediation; conferences; youth; juvenile probation; Israel