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Roadblocks and diverging paths for restorative justice in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

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posted on 12.05.2022, 03:34 by William R Wood, Masahiro SuzukiMasahiro Suzuki, Hennessey Hayes, Jane Bolitho
In the context of youth offending, restorative justice (RJ) is well-established in Australia and New Zealand, and research has established clear benefits of RJ for victims and offenders. On the other hand, RJ also faces substantial roadblocks or challenges that are frequently overlooked in scholarly research on Australia and New Zealand, and there are tensions or fault lines between its use in “mainstream” youth and adult justice practices, and its use outside of the criminal justice system. Our chapter looks at these challenges on two levels—macro (i.e. political and social structural), meso (i.e. institutional, community, and group). Within these levels we also discuss how such challenges are in turn informing problems, changes, and innovations at the level of practice. We explicate these roadblocks in the context of issues specific to Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand, but also comparatively in terms of similar issues faced by restorative justice in other western jurisdictions. We conclude with discussion of how these challenges may or may not be resolved in terms of possible trajectories for restorative justice in both countries and the restorative movement more broadly.

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Editor

Gavirlides T

Start Page

197

End Page

221

Number of Pages

25

ISBN-10

3030748731

ISBN-13

9783030748739

Publisher

Springer

Place of Publication

Cham, Switzerland

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Griffith University; Victoria University of Wellington, NZ

Era Eligible

Yes

Parent Title

Comparative restorative justice

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