15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module examines the historical and theoretical foundations of restorative justice as a response to offending behaviour. The various practices associated with restorative justice (including victim-offender mediation, family group conferencing and police-led conferencing) around the world are examined and their relationship with `formal' systems of criminal justice considered. The module also critically considers the effectiveness of restorative justice practices from the perspectives of a variety of stakeholders, including victims, offenders, communities and politicians.

Staff Contact: ROBINSON GWEN J
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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