September 2005 Edition
Features include: Restorative Justice Developments in Luxembourg;Court-Referred Pilot Project Evaluation Released; Transforming Attitudes Towards Offending; Book Review: Rethinking sentencing: a contribution to the debate; Book Review: Facing Violence: The Path of Restorative Justice and Dialogue; Website of the Month: Thames Valley Police: Restorative Justice
Restorative Justice Developments in Luxembourg
Luxembourg's use of restorative justice processes began in 1997 when it started a victim offender mediation pilot project. In this article, Paul Schroeder, from the Centre de Médiation in Luxembourg, sketches the development of victim offender mediation in the country.
Court-Referred Pilot Project Evaluation Released
The New Zealand Ministry of Justice recently released the findings of an evaluation study of a pilot project that ran from 2001-2004. The evaluation showed positive results but also recommended changes. This article briefly describes the project and the evaluation findings.
Transforming Attitudes Towards Offending
The Sycamore Tree Project® is an in-prison programme bringing unrelated victims and offenders together for conversations about crime. The programme allows them to reflect together on the consequences of crime and the steps needed to address the harm that has resulted.
Book Review: Rethinking sentencing: a contribution to the debate
Martin Wright reviews this collection of essays discussing the reality of imprisonment as punishment, restorative justice, and the role of the Church in criminal justice reform.
Book Review: Facing Violence: The Path of Restorative Justice and Dialogue
Gregory Strong reviews this book exploring the use of victim offender mediation in cases of violence.
Website of the Month: Thames Valley Police: Restorative Justice
Ten years ago the Thames Valley Police developed a problem solving paradigm using the creativity and flexibility of restorative justice. One section of the Thames Valley Police website offers a brief snapshot of the force's work.
Listing of items recently added to Restorative Justice Online.