According to findings published on the Campbell Library website, a review of research on Restorative Justice Conferencing has shown some very encouraging results, including a high likelihood to reduce crime:
“Ten studies met the review’s inclusion criteria. They covered five jurisdictions on three continents, with a total of 734 interviewed victims and 1,879 offenders. The review team’s findings suggest that in cases in which both offenders and victims are willing to meet, RJCs appear likely to reduce future crimes. The results also suggest that victims’ satisfaction with the handling of their cases is consistently higher for victims assigned to RJCs than for victims whose cases are assigned to normal criminal justice processing.”
Click here to read the full results of the Campbell review study.