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Showing 2 posts filed under: Other [–], Victim [–] published between Oct 01, 2009 and Oct 31, 2009 [Show all]

New study concludes that victim awareness programme works

by Dan Van Ness

The Sycamore Tree Programme (STP), a victim awareness programme delivered by Prison  Fellowship England and Wales since 1998, produces "significant positive attitudinal changes" in prisoners, making it less likely that they will commit crimes in the future. This is the finding of a new study that evaluated before and after questionnaires completed by 5,007 programme participants over the past three years.

Oct 14, 2009 , , , ,

A Pilot Study of a faith-based restorative justice intervention for Christian and non-Christian offenders

from the journal article by Armour, Windsor, Aguilar, and Taub in Journal of Psychology and Christianity:

Restorative justice and faith-based programs are receiving increased attention as innovative ways to help change offenders' internal motivations as well as external behaviors (Rockefeller institute of Government, 2007). The purpose of the present pilot study is to examine change in offenders' pro-social responses after participation in an in-prison faith-based program that draws from the principles of restorative justice.

Oct 08, 2009 , , , ,

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