This Iris insight by Steve Kirkwood defines restorative justice, outlines the evidence on its use and impact, and discusses its current and potential use as a response to crime in Scotland. Key points include: The current Scottish policy context provides fertile ground for the growth of restorative justice. Research evidence shows restorative justice can reduce the likelihood of further offending, assist people recover from the harm of crime, and provide greater satisfaction with the justice process. […]
A new restorative justice approach has been taken to poor behaviour in Los Angeles’ schools. The new policy aims to cultivate better communication between students and teachers in order to highlight concerns and prevent suspensions.