Huang, Hsiao-Fen; Braithwaite, Valerie; Tsutomi, Hiroshi; Hosoi, Yoko; Braithwaite, John
This paper investigates the attitudes and beliefs that the public hold about criminal behaviour in Japanese and Australian society, with a view to uncovering sources of resistance to, and support for, restorative justice. The study draws on a survey of 1,544 respondents from Japan and 1,967 respondents from Australia. In both societies, restorative justice met with greater acceptance among those who were (1) strong in social capital, (2) believed in offender reintegration and rehabilitation,...[Show more]
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