Experiments in restorative justice

Heather Strang

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    In this chapter, I will discuss the recent history of RJ, especially in Australasia. I will describe the circumstances that led to both the establishment of a fledgling RJ program in Australia in the early 1990s and the events that saw that program become the subject of the largest piece of criminological research ever conducted in Australia. This research project, known as the Reintegrative Shaming Experiments (RISE), was based at The Australian National University (ANU) in the precursor to the Centre for Restorative Justice in the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), and ran from 1995 until 2010 in its data collection phase, while data analysis continues to this day. I will discuss the setting up and running of this study, especially the collaborative arrangements for its conduct worked out between Canberra police officers and academics. Finally, I will assess the value of the RISE project today in the context of the growth of restorative practices worldwide
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRegulatory Theory: Foundations And Applications
    Editors Peter Drahos
    Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
    PublisherANU ePress
    ISBN (Print)9781760461010
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


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