August 2002 Edition
Possibilities for Restorative Justice in Papua New Guinea.
High crime rates and high levels of insecurity place effective crime control at the forefront of policy debates in Papua New Guinea. Much of the public outcry focuses on stronger law enforcement measures: increasing the training, equipment, and personnel for the police force. However, some initiatives draw from traditional approaches to resolving conflict.
Introducing Restorative Practices to Mexico
Recently, the Government of Mexico and several NGOs have embarked on efforts to develop restorative practices in that country. These reforms have been the result of efforts to increase security, recognize victims’ rights, foster changes in the Mexican justice system, and include civil society groups in reforming the system.
UN Economic and Social Council Endorses Basic Principles on Restorative Justice
On July 24, 2002, the UN Economic and Social Council adopted a resolution encouraging countries to use Basic Principles on the Use of Restorative Justice Programmes in Criminal Matters in developing and implementing restorative justice in their countries.
Website of the Month: Centre for Restorative Justice, Australia National University
The Centre for Restorative Justice is located in Australian National University’s (ANU) Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS). The Centre undertakes high quality theoretical and empirical research on various aspects of the rapidly growing restorative justice field and maintains an active program of conferences and seminars. Its mission is to ensure that ANU remains a world leader in restorative justice scholarship and a leading trainer of doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in the field.
Review: Bringing restorative justice to adolescent substance abuse. Special issue of Youth & Society 33
This special issue of Youth & Society collects a number of articles that address issues of adolescent substance abuse in relation to principles and practices of restorative justice. Cases involving substance-abusing youth offenders increasingly occupy the attention and resources of the juvenile justice system. Courts deal more and more with youth problems that would once have been handled in community settings through youth agencies and treatment facilities.
Leading Edge. Meet Sandra O'Brien.
Sandra O'Brien is the Director of the Center for Public and Social Policy and Assistant Professor of Public Affairs at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU).
Recent Changes to Restorative Justice Online