By John Braithwaite, Australian National University. Discusses how research needs to show that restorative justice prevents crime in order to make it mainstream, and how restorative justice programs can improve their crime prevention capacity. Presented at the First North American Conference on Conferencing, August 6-8, 1998, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Report prepared for Queensland Department of Justice Juvenile Justice Branch by Hennessey Hayes and Tim Prenzler, with Richard Wortley. Centre for Crime Policy and Public Safety, School of Justice Administration, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, July, 1998. "This report is no longer available for download." Abstract available here.

Paper by Allison Morris and Gabrielle Maxwell, "Western Criminology Review", 1998. Describes the role family group conferences play, drawing from research the authors conducted from 1990 to 1991 and in 1996. Reviews the extent to which young people, their families, and victims can come together to decide how best to deal with the young person''s offending.

Research summary from the final report on the Bethlehem Police Family Group Conferencing Project, May 1998. Adobe Acrobat version (".pdf") also available.

Full 150-page final report from an experimental study of conferencing by police in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (PDF), funded by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice.

This survey was developed for the Bethlehem Restorative Policing Experiment (PDF). It is a combination of two sets of scales reported reliable in previously published studies and two sets of scales found reliable in the Bethlehem Experiment. The survey measures police attitudes and is intended as a pre-test before implementing a change program and again as a post-test at least 12 months later.

Evaluation forms used in the Bethlehem Restorative Policing Experiment (PDF). Includes: Conference Observation Form, Facilitator Data Sheet, Post-Conference Offender Questionnaire, Post-Conference Victim Questionnaire, Post-Conference Offender''s Parent Questionnaire, Post-Court Offender Questionnaire, Post-Court Victim Questionnaire, Post-Court Offender''s Parent Questionnaire.

A report on the Central City Neighborhoods Partnership conferencing project, Minneapolis — the first neighborhood-operated conferencing program, and the first to deal with adult offenders in an urban setting.

Adaptation of an article by Donald Nathanson, Executive Director of the Silvan S. Tomkins Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. Introduces the affect theory of Silvan Tomkins and its relation to conferencing.

By James Zion, Northern Arizona University. Discusses the traditional Navajo approach to resolving disputes and responding to criminal behavior.

Subscribe to IIRP News

Sign up for the IIRP News to receive periodic, hopeful emails including news and announcements about the growing field of restorative practices.
Please let us know your name.
Please write a subject for your message.
Please let us know your email address.
Invalid Input
Invalid Input