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NCJ Number: 182464 Find in a Library
Title: Role for ADR in the Criminal Justice System?
Author(s): Laurence M. Newell
Date Published: July 25, 1999
Page Count: 55
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Papua New Guinea
Annotation: This paper considers whether there is a role in the criminal justice system for ADR (Alternative/Appropriate/Assisted Dispute Resolution).
Abstract: The paper suggests that ADR provides an alternative way of resolving disputes, a more appropriate way of resolving disputes and a method that needs assistance from the formal criminal justice system if it is to work. It represents a shift from an emphasis on retribution to one of restoration of good relations for those who admit their guilt--a shift from retributive justice to restorative justice. Restorative justice is a process whereby all parties with a stake in a particular offense come together to resolve collectively how to deal with the aftermath of the offense and its implications for the future. The paper describes various types of ADR used in criminal justice systems throughout the world and suggests what may be considered for introduction in Papua New Guinea. Types of ADR include: (1) victim-offender reconciliation/mediation programs; (2) family group conferencing programs; (3) victim-offender panels; (4) victim assistance or support programs; (5) prisoner assistance programs; and (6) community crime prevention programs. Notes, tables
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Alternative dispute settlement; Conflict resolution; Criminal justice system reform; Dispute processing; Dispute resolution; Mediation; Papua New Guinea; Victim services; Victim-offender reconciliation
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