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.



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Paper presented to the International Conference on Justice Without Violence: Views from Peacemaking Criminology and Restorative Justice, Albany, New York, June 5-7, 1997, by Paul McCold and Benjamin Wachtel, Community Service Foundation.

Paper by Hon. Murray Sinclair presented at the "2nd International Conference on Conferencing and Circles", August 10-12, 2000, Toronto, Canada.