Cutting crime: the case for justice reinvestment

In January 2010, the Justice Committee of the House of Commons published their report on justice reinvestment. In the context of their wider argument for government to invest in initiatives which prevent crime, the report cites evidence supporting further investment in restorative justice.

An Eventful Journey – Restorative Justice and Leicestershire Police

This resource charts PC Sandie Hastings' journey since her first training course with Thames Valley Police in 1999, detailing the meteoric development of restorative justice in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Punishing costs report – New Economics Foundation

The 2010 New Economics Foundation (NEF) Punishing costs report recommends better use of restorative justice interventions – one of which NEF estimates would lead to savings of £60 million per year.

Time for a fresh start: The report of the Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Antisocial Behaviour

The Commission's 2010 inquiry was prompted by concern about deep-rooted failings in the response to antisocial behaviour and crime involving children and young people. 

Breaking the Cycle: Effective Punishment, Rehabilitation and Sentencing of Offenders – green paper 2010

The government's sentencing green paper was published in December 2010.

Mediating Criminal Domestic Violence Cases: How Much is Too Much Violence?

A dispute settlement service in North Carolina was asked in 2002 by the jurisdiction in one county to mediate cases involving charges of 'assault on a female' brought to the district criminal court.

Federal Policy, ESEA Reauthorization and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

This is an interesting 2010 US research paper into the causes and consequences of the School-to-Prison Pipeline. 

Headings in the paper include: 

An International Review of Restorative Justice

In September 2001, the Home Office released two studies on the use of restorative justice.

An Overview of International Schemes

An Overview of International Schemes: An International Review of Restorative Justice was done by David Miers for the Home Office in September 2001.

United Nations basic principles on the use of restorative justice in penal matters

At a UN meeting in April 2002, a resolution was passed that puts restorative justice officially on the international map.