Children’s court magistrates’ views on restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence measures for young offenders

Richards, Kelly, Bartels, Lorana, & Bolitho, Jane (2016) Children’s court magistrates’ views on restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence measures for young offenders. Youth Justice: An International Journal.

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Abstract

Restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence measures have recently been introduced into youth justice systems. As gatekeepers to these measures, Children’s Court magistrates play a crucial role in their success. However, little research has been undertaken on magistrates’ views of these measures. This article addresses this gap by presenting results of interviews undertaken with Children’s Court magistrates in New South Wales. Our research suggests that magistrates are enthusiastic about the philosophy of both restorative and therapeutic measures, but are reluctant to embrace them if they consider them under-resourced, poorly understood and/or poorly implemented. The implications of these findings are discussed.

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ID Code: 98901
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Youth justice, Restorative justice, Therapeutic jurisprudence, Children's court magistrates
DOI: 10.1177/1473225416665612
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Correctional Theory Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation (160202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Courts and Sentencing (160203)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 18 Sep 2016 23:30
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2016 17:18

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