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Restorative Justice as a Psychological Treatment: Healing Victims and Reintegrating Offenders

Sherman, Lawrence W; Strang, Heather


A substantial body of scientific evidence now shows that restorative justice conferencing (RJC) is an effective psychological treatment for offenders and their victims. While there are many varieties of programmes described as 'restorative', only RJC, in which offenders and victims meet in person with family or friends, has been subjected to extensive and rigorous testing. The evidence is particularly strong with respect to violent crimes, even though RJ may be most difficult to arrange in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter


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