Sorting Out Conflict and Repairing Harm: Using Victim Offender Conferences in Court Processes to Deal with Adult Crime

18 Journal of Judicial Administration 85-100, 2008

16 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2012

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Andrew J. Cannon

University of Adelaide - School of Law; Münster University; Flinders University - School of Law

Date Written: September 2008

Abstract

This paper considers the role that restorative justice conferences can play in making court processes more accessible to victims and offenders. It uses examples of actual conferences to demonstrate how the process can work in practice. This conclusion is that victim offender mediation offers therapeutic opportunities for both victims and offenders and, subject to ensuring proper quality of the process, should be incorporated into the court system.

Keywords: restorative justice conferences, victim offender mediation, therapeutic jurisprudence, sentencing

JEL Classification: K10, K14, K29, K40, K49

Suggested Citation

Cannon, Andrew James, Sorting Out Conflict and Repairing Harm: Using Victim Offender Conferences in Court Processes to Deal with Adult Crime (September 2008). 18 Journal of Judicial Administration 85-100, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2172114

Andrew James Cannon (Contact Author)

University of Adelaide - School of Law ( email )

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Adelaide 5005, South Australia SA 5005
Australia

Münster University ( email )

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Münster, North Rhiine Westphalia 48149
Germany

Flinders University - School of Law ( email )

Adelaide S.A. 5001
Australia

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