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Evidence Base

A journal of evidence reviews in key policy areas

Australia and New Zealand School of Government

Subject: Management


eISSN: 1838-9422



Effective and efficient committee work: A Systematic overview of multidisciplinary literatures
Cessation for smokers seeking treatment and advice from health care professionals in the hospital setting
Evaluations of post-disaster recovery: A review of practice material

VOLUME 2013 , ISSUE 1 (March 2013) - List of articles

A review of restorative justice responses to offending

Don Weatherburn/ Megan Macadam/ Don Weatherburn/ Megan Macadam

The present review sought to determine on the available evidence (a) whether restorative justice (RJ) is an effective means of reducing re-offending (b) what benefits victims of crime obtain from participation in the RJ process (c) whether the public supports the principles of RJ and (d) how the cost and efficiency of RJ proceedings compare with conventional courts in cost and efficiency (i.e. time taken to finalize cases). The review finds little reliable evidence that RJ reduces re-offending. (..)

DOI: 10.21307/eb-2013-004

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