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'Love thy neighbour' values, needs, and willingness to participate in restorative justice: a survey of Australian and Japanese victims and offenders

Braithwaite, Valerie; Huang, Hsiao-Fen; Reinhart, Monika


This article tests the hypothesis that 'love thy neighbour' values, victim and offender needs, and belief in benefits can predict willingness to participate in a restorative justice meeting. A postal survey sought the views of 1,355 Australian and Japanese offenders or victims, or relatives of victims, of violent crime. For all groups, 'love thy neighbour' values influenced perception of victim or offender needs. Needs differed across cultural groups. For Australians, the relevant needs were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Restorative Justice
DOI: 10.5235/20504721.1.1.91


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