Restorative Practice

25 02 2017

Learning to Scale Up Restorative Justice

By | 25 February 2017|Categories: Healing, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: |

Kerry Clamp’s final chapter of her new volume, Restorative Justice in Transitional Settings , is about a transformative vision for restorative justice as a response to mass victimisation. One way I have argued for transitional justice to become more transformative is for it to become less transitional. In her recent writing, Kerry Clamp […]

6 02 2017

LGBT bullying and restorative empowerment

By | 6 February 2017|Categories: Posts, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: , |

My co-author and former PhD student, Ray Nickson, who is now Criminal Justice Program Director in the Peace and Conflict Studies Centre of Fresno Pacific University sent me this inspiring news story:

Well done 17 year old Sam, well done Bullard High School and Fresno Pacific for such […]

26 10 2016

New Evidence on the Effectiveness of Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation

By | 26 October 2016|Categories: Regulation, Responsive Regulation, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: , |

 

Jennifer Wong, Jessica Bouchard, Jason Gravel, Martin Bouchard, and Carlo Morselli have published a new meta-analysis [1] on the effectiveness of restorative justice with at-risk youth in the latest issue of Criminal Justice and Behavior. Their meta-analysis included more recent studies than previous meta-analyses and added search for studies published in French.

Their results […]

19 08 2016

Restorative justice

By | 19 August 2016|Categories: Responsive Regulation, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: |

In this short video John Braithwaite provides a succinct summary of the meaning of restorative justice and how it can be part of a healing process. As John says in this excerpt;

Restorative justice is about outside-in design, where the insiders are not telling us how to regulate our lives all the time, but we’re coming up […]

4 08 2016

The disgrace of Australian juvenile justice again

By | 4 August 2016|Categories: Crime, Juvenile Justice, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: , |

Guest blog by Val Braithwaite, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), Australian National University.

We are extremely proud of Sharynne Hamilton  who completed an Indigenous internship with RegNet while she was doing her Honours degree.

Sharynne has suspended her PhD at RegNet to work on a project on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders among children […]

3 08 2016

The Frustrations of Royal Commissions

By | 3 August 2016|Categories: Crime, Reconciliation, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: , , |

Australians were rightly ashamed last week to see the Four Corners program on brutality against children at the Don Dale Detention Centre in the Northern Territory. Yes, it is to our credit as a people that we can feel national disgust at this and establish a Royal Commission to report on what we need […]

6 07 2016

Northern Ireland: duty of hope

By | 6 July 2016|Categories: Peace, Restorative Community, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice, War|Tags: , , , , , , |

Over nine days in late May-June 2016, Derick Wilson, Kirsty Campbell and John Braithwaite had thirty meetings with diverse public, political, civic and community organisations in Belfast, Dublin, Derry and Ballycastle. These meetings were hosted by two reconciliation charities, the Understanding Conflict Trust and the Corrymeela Community on the theme of ‘The Politics of Hope and […]

29 06 2016

Restorative Justice and Democracy

By | 29 June 2016|Categories: Democracy, Gender, Governance, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: , , , , , |

I recently published in Raisons Politiques an article entitled: ‘Deliberative Republican Hybridity through Restorative Justice’ (in French and English).

It argues for a hybrid between deliberative democracy and Philip Pettit’s ideal of contestatory democracy in which contestatory democracy is contested by deliberative democracy. Drawing on the experience with democracy of India and other countries, the […]

8 06 2016

Iran: restorative justice and principled engagement

By | 8 June 2016|Categories: Crime, Criminal Law, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: , , , , |

For 24 days in May I enjoyed wonderful hospitality in Iran as a guest of Dr Mohammad Farajiha of Tarbiat Modares University. With his inspiring group of graduate students, Dr Farajiha organized a culminating conference in Tehran on Restorative Justice in Iran*, which was attended by visiting scholars from Iraq, the UK, […]

1 06 2016

Motivational interviewing is effective and restorative

By | 1 June 2016|Categories: Restorative Practice|Tags: , |

I orginally wrote this as a guest blog for the International Institute for Restorative Practices, where I discuss the parallels between Motivational Interviewing and restorative practices, and describe a framework for understanding why these approaches work….

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Well done, International Institute for Restorative Practices, for […]