- Showing 3 posts filed under: Correspondent:Martin Wright [–] published between May 01, 2009 and May 31, 2009 [Show all]
Martin Wright: We need restorative justice
While these figures do not directly relate to restorative justice, in my opinion they demonstrate the need for it.
May 25, 2009 Correspondent:Martin Wright
Martin Wright: Victims' needs and rights
An ICM survey of 1,085 victims of non-violent crime in the UK, for the Ministry of Justice in England, found that 81% would prefer an offender to receive an effective sentence rather than a harsh one, and nearly two thirds (63%) disagreed that prison is always the best way to punish someone. An overwhelming majority of respondents (94%) said the most important thing to them was that the offender did not do it again. This figure is higher than the last survey in 2006 (91%).
May 19, 2009 Correspondent:Martin Wright
Martin Wright: Review of Peacemaking Circles & Urban Youth: Bringing Justice Home
In 1988 a young woman named Molly Baldwin started working with young people in deprived suburbs of Boston, MA, including many immigrants from the world’s trouble spots. Her programme, Roca (Spanish for ‘Rock’), developed into a place where young people could relate to adults, who support them and help to meet their needs. Seven years ago, Roca adopted the Indigenous practice of holding Circles, in which each person only speaks, in turn, when holding the ‘talking piece’.