Does Restorative Justice Reduce Crime
There is some evidence of a positive effect in reducing re-offending but not for all offenders or all circumstances. However, research does show that the more restorative an intervention, the more likely it is to reduce re-offending.
Recent research from New Zealand confirms the following:
- Effective early intervention is likely to prevent reoffending
- A constructive family group conference can make an important contribution to preventing further offending despite negative background factors and irrespective of offence;
The RISE study in Australia concluded that restorative justice reduces re-offending more for particular types of offence with particular success in dealing with violent offenders.
- What is a Conference?
- What is the necessary criteria for a referral?
- What is in it for the victim?
- What is new about Youth Conferencing?
- Is Youth Conferencing a soft option?
- Why Restorative Justice instead of Retributive Justice?
- Does restorative justice reduce crime?
- How is the Relationship with Stakeholders?
- What are the Satisfaction Rates?