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NCJ Number: 183524 Find in a Library
Title: Restorative Justice: Moving Past the Caricatures
Author(s): Kathleen Daly
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Griffith University
Brisbane Queensland 4111, Australia
Sale Source: Griffith University
Brisbane Queensland 4111,
Australia
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This paper builds on several previous papers on restorative justice written by the author, the author's research on conferencing practices in Australia during 1995-1996, and research on restorative justice in South Australia.
Abstract: The problem in talking about restorative justice is that it is a "large" concept with many referents. For example, it can refer to an alternative dispute resolution process, alternative sanctions, or criminal justice organized around principles of restoration to victims and communities. In Australia and New Zealand, restorative justice is tied to practices variously termed diversionary conferences, family group conferences, and juvenile justice teams. Although restorative justice means many things, it emphasizes the repair of harm and ruptured social bonds resulting from crime and other types of conflict. Various conceptions of restorative justice are examined from a historical perspective and in terms of contrasts between retributive and restorative justice. 47 references and 13 footnotes
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Alternative dispute settlement; Alternatives to institutionalization; Australia; Comparative criminology; Family conferencing; Foreign criminal justice research; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign juvenile justice systems; History of criminal justice; New Zealand; South Australia
Note: Paper prepared for Seminar on Restorative Justice, 1998, Institute of Criminology, University of Sydney Law School.
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