05 março 2007

Novidades na Mediação Penal/Justiça Restaurativa

Updates on restorative developments worldwide
by Prison Fellowship International


March 2007

Juvenile Re-Offending after Family and Victim Offender Conferences

In 2000, the Australian state of Northern Territory implemented a juvenile pre-court diversion scheme. Teresa Cunningham summarizes her research study into the scheme’s impact on re-offending. http://www.restorativejustice.org/editions/2007/march2007/ntrural


New Study Shows Benefits of Restorative Justice

Last month a London based think tank, the Smith Institute, released a study on the benefits of programmes with “good quality restorative justice practice.” The findings, drawn from 36 studies in the UK and internationally, showed that participation in restorative justice practices can have a significant impact on the re-offending rates of some offenders and can provide benefits to victims. http://www.restorativejustice.org/editions/2007/march2007/britishstudy


The Effect of Article 10 of the EU Framework Decision on the Standing of Victims

In 2001, the European Union adopted the Framework Decision on the Standing of Victims in Criminal Proceedings with article 10 calling Member States to promote the use of mediation in response to criminal offences. This article by Vera van der Does summarizes her Master’s thesis research into the impact of this EU level legislation. A link to her complete thesis is provided. http://www.restorativejustice.org/editions/2007/march2007/vanderdoes


Book Review: Handbook of Restorative Justice

The international restorative justice movement continues expanding in scope of practice and scholarship making it almost impossible to keep up with the existing literature. Chris Marshall reviews this collection of new essays covering virtually every aspect of the worldwide phenomenon of restorative justice. http://www.restorativejustice.org/editions/2007/march2007/brhandbookofrj


Video Review: Beyond Conviction

Beyond Conviction tells the stories of three Pennsylvania prisoners who met with their victims or victim survivors to answer questions and take responsibility for their actions. http://www.restorativejustice.org/editions/2007/march2007/beyondconviction


Website of the Month: Lancaster Area Victim Offender Reconciliation Program

Lancaster Area Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (LAVORP) is a faith-based organization offering facilitated face-to-face encounters between victims and offenders. This website offers information about the programme and restorative justice. http://www.restorativejustice.org/editions/2007/march2007/womlavorp


Recent Changes

Recent additions to Restorative Justice Online. http://www.restorativejustice.org/editions/2007/march2007/recent


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