Resources

Proceed with caution: an evaluation of the Thames Valley Police initiative in restorative cautioning

The evaluation of the Thames Valley Police restorative cautioning scheme, carried out by Oxford University (funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation) and published in May 2002, found that:

Introducing Restorative Justice To The Police Complaints System: Close Encounters Of The Rare Kind

By Roderick Hill, Karen Cooper, Carolyn Hoyle and Richard Young. Oxford University Centre for Criminological Research Occasional Paper No. 20. (2003)

Ministry of Justice evaluation: implementing restorative justice schemes (Crime Reduction Programme) first year report

This is the first year report of Home Office-funded pilot studies of three restorative justice projects.

Two-year resanctioning study: a comparison of restorative and traditional cautions

This study reports the results of a two-year reconviction study of restorative and traditional cautions.

Ministry of Justice evaluation: implementing restorative justice schemes (Crime Reduction Programme) second phase report

This is the second report on pilot studies of three restorative justice projects: CONNECT, the Justice Research Consortium, and REMEDI.

Restorative Approaches in Primary Schools: An Evaluation of the Project Co-ordinated by the Barnet Youth Offending Service

This report reveals the findings of a 2008 evaluation of restorative approaches in schools in Barnet.  

Ministry of Justice evaluation: implementing restorative justice schemes (Crime Reduction Programme) final report

This is the final Ministry of Justice report into the restorative justice trials that began in 2001. This concluding report gives the results of the research, highlighting both the positive impact of restorative justice on reducing reconviction rates and the cost-effectiveness of the intervention.

Restorative Practices in Three Scottish Councils: Final Report of the Evaluation of the First Two Years of the Pilot Projects 2004-2006 (2008)

In 2004, the Scottish Executive established a 30-month pilot project in restorative practices in three local authorities, each of which was funded with about £45,000 annually. The pilot project was later extended until 2008.

RJC brief of the Ministry of Justice fourth report on Restorative Justice

In June 2008, the Ministry of Justice released its final report into the Restorative Justice trials that began in 2001.

The concluding report covers the results of the research regarding the impact of RJ on reconviction rates as well as how cost effective the intervention is.

Restorative justice cases in Scotland: Factors related to participation, restorative process, agreement rates and forms of reparation

This 2009 research draws on four years of data from three restorative justice services in Scotland to explore the factors associated with service user participation, agreement rates, the use of direct or indirect restorative processes, and different forms of reparation.

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