Victim evaluations of face-to-face restorative justice conferences: A quasi-experimental analysis

Strang, Heather, Sherman, Lawrence, Angel, Caroline M., Woods, Daniel J., Bennett, Sarah, Newbury-Birch, Dorothy and Inkpen, Nova (2006) Victim evaluations of face-to-face restorative justice conferences: A quasi-experimental analysis. Journal of Social Issues, 62 2: 281-306. doi:10.1111/j.1540-4560.2006.00451.x


Author Strang, Heather
Sherman, Lawrence
Angel, Caroline M.
Woods, Daniel J.
Bennett, Sarah
Newbury-Birch, Dorothy
Inkpen, Nova
Title Victim evaluations of face-to-face restorative justice conferences: A quasi-experimental analysis
Journal name Journal of Social Issues   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-4537
1540-4560
Publication date 2006-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1540-4560.2006.00451.x
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 62
Issue 2
Start page 281
End page 306
Total pages 26
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract One major goal of face-to-face restorative justice (RJ) is to help heal the psychological harm suffered by crime victims (Braithwaite, 2002). Substantial evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) has shown that this can be accomplished (Strang, 2002) and more trials are underway (Sherman & Strang, 2004). These outcomes are even more clearly, if less rigorously, demonstrated through retrospective interviews of victims about their feelings before and after RJ took place. We review the responses of victims (N= 210) who participated in trials in Canberra (Australia) and in London, Thames Valley, and Northumbria (UK). Despite substantial variations in offense types, social contexts, nation and race, before-after changes revealed by qualitative and quantitative data are all in the same beneficial direction.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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