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The potential for restorative justice approaches in schools in Papua New Guinea in the context of an epidemic of family and sexual violence and widespread crime

Rooney, Michelle Nayahamui; Forsyth, Miranda; Kuir-Ayius, Dora; Aisi, Mary


Recent research into family violence in PNG’s second city of Lae has revealed disturbing patterns of family violence impacting upon children and their schooling. Whilst many women struggle to cope with physical and psychological abuse, their children risk slipping into crime and drug abuse and sometimes into perpetrating family violence themselves. Despite Melanesia having long standing traditions of restorative approaches to justice, schools predominantly employ punitive...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Book chapter


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