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Is restorative justice conferencing appropriate for youth offenders?

journal contribution
posted on 13.04.2021, 03:41 by Masahiro SuzukiMasahiro Suzuki, William R Wood
While many studies on restorative justice conferencing (RJC) for youth offenders have shown favourable outcomes such as victim satisfaction and fairness, and offender accountability and perceived legitimacy, other studies have demonstrated more problematic outcomes in terms of mutual understanding, sincerity of apology and reoffending. Given the complexity of RJC as a concept and as a process, such ‘limits’ might be attributed to the capacity and characteristics of youth offenders. To date, however, there has been little examination of developmental, cognitive or environmental impediments on the part of youth offenders in terms of achieving restorative outcomes in RJC. This article discusses the potential impacts of limited developmental and cognitive capacities of youth offenders on the RJC process and outcomes.

History

Volume

18

Issue

4

Start Page

450

End Page

467

Number of Pages

18

eISSN

1748-8966

ISSN

1748-8958

Publisher

Sage

Language

en

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Griffith University

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Criminology and Criminal Justice