Researchers have published thousands of articles on restorative justice. However, much of this information is behind the paywalls of academic journals or is too lengthy to be of practical use. Here, Ian Marder, a PhD researcher at the University of Leeds and the founder of the Community of Restorative Researchers, discusses the findings of some recent research.
Alex was filled with regret after he vandalised an elderly man’s car on the way back from a night out with friends. Here, Alex explains how restorative justice helped to make amends to his victim and to move on with his life.
Paula became the victim of sexually harmful behaviour when a young man exposed himself to her. Here, she talks about why she wanted to meet the offender, and why other victims should have the same opportunity.
Jason was convicted of possession of a firearm and armed robbery and sentenced to five years at HMP & YOI Feltham. During his sentence he met the victims of his crime in a restorative justice conference. Here, Jason explains how restorative justice helped him to understand the impact of his crime and move on with his life after prison.
Annabel didn’t realise how much being burgled had affected her until she came face to face with the young offender. Here, she talks about how restorative justice helped her to feel like her house was a home again.