Restorative justice: Making amends, repairing relationships and healing

Stobbs, Nigel (2013) Restorative justice: Making amends, repairing relationships and healing. Precedent, 116, pp. 45-48.

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Since the late 1970s, there has been a significant expansion in techniques for using mediated interactions between offenders and those affected by their behaviour. This trend began with juvenile justice conferencing, family group conferencing and Indigenous sentencing circles. The umbrella term used to describe these techniques and processes is ‘restorative justice’ (‘RJ’ to its fans and practitioners).Two important catalysts for this expansion were an increased awareness of the marginalisation of victims in the criminal justice system, and concerns over climbing recidivism rates.

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ID Code: 63039
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Restorative Justice, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Nonadversarial justice
ISSN: 1449-7719
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Administrative Law (180103)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Australian Lawyers Alliance
Copyright Statement: This article first appeared in Precedent, the journal of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, issue 116, published in June 2013 (Sydney, Australia, ISSN 1449-7719), pp45-48. It has been reproduced with the kind permission of the author and the ALA. For more information about the ALA, please go to:
Deposited On: 30 Sep 2013 22:27
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2015 17:29

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