May 2007 Edition
Stories include: Restorative Justice In Ethiopia; Victims’ Perceptions of Fairness and Victim Offender Mediation; Meet Eliza Ahmed; Book Review: Devils and Angels: Youth Policy and Crime; Video Review: Resolving Conflict Creatively; Website of the Month: RestoreJustice.com; Recent Changes.
Restorative Justice In Ethiopia
In response to problems such as inefficient court processes and prison crowding, countries throughout Africa are looking to revive traditional justice processes and implement restorative practices as an alternative to incarceration. In this article, Dr. Julie Macfarlane of the University of Windsor in Canada describes her experience of offering a restorative justice workshop for justice officials in Ethiopia as well as her subsequent work drafting legislation to incorporate restorative justice into the criminal justice system.
Victims’ Perceptions of Fairness and Victim Offender Mediation
Many studies have shown that victims who participate in restorative processes are highly satisfied that justice has been done. What about those processes contributes to this perception? This article is based on a paper from the Fall 2006 issue of the journal Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice.
Meet Eliza Ahmed
Eliza Ahmed has contributed to theory-based empirical understanding of restorative justice principles in the context of conflicts and injustices in realms as diverse as child abuse, school bullying, and workplace bullying.
Book Review: Devils and Angels: Youth Policy and Crime
In recent years, youth justice in the UK has increasingly incorporated the language of restorative justice into policy and practice. In her book Devils and Angels, Julia Fionda explores the development of youth justice in the UK and calls for further development of restorative alternatives.
Video Review: Resolving Conflict Creatively
Resolving Conflict Creatively is a four video set designed to be used as a conflict resolution training tool for different audiences.
Website of the Month: RestoreJustice.com
As a service of the California Catholic Conference, RestoreJustice.com seeks to provide resources, services and educational information to anyone affected by crime.
Recent additions to Restorative Justice Online.