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The exclusion of serious and organised offenders and their victims from the offer of restorative justice: Should this be so and what happens when the offer is put on the table?

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dc.contributor.author D’Souza, Nikki
dc.contributor.author Shapland, Joanna
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-23T15:57:44Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-23T15:57:44Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation D’Souza, N., & Shapland, J. (2021). The exclusion of serious and organised offenders and their victims from the offer of restorative justice: Should this be so and what happens when the offer is put on the table? Criminology & Criminal Justice. https://doi.org/10.1177/17488958211021703 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1177/17488958211021703
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/2267
dc.description.abstract There is scarce research evidence of restorative justice being used in the context of serious and organised crime offending. This study sought to explore the feasibility of using restorative justice by canvassing the views of experts, serious and organised crime offenders and serious and organised crime victims in England. Offenders and victims were given the opportunity to engage in a restorative justice initiative and individual cases were pursued accordingly as a series of case studies. Case studies were limited to large-scale serious and organised fraud. Stark differences in views were apparent between serious and organised crime experts and restorative justice experts, the former doubting offenders’ motivations and pointing to their dangerousness without fully considering victim perspectives. Despite high attrition rates among some offenders expressing an initial willingness to pursue restorative justice, where both parties wished to participate, sustained motivation was observed. This study highlights inequities in the way that police forces have implemented the 2015 Victims Code requirements for restorative justice in England and Wales, potentially blocking opportunities for closure, social integration and reduced reoffending. (Authoer Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher SAGE en_US
dc.subject Mixed Methods Research en_US
dc.subject Restorative Justice en_US
dc.subject Violent Crime en_US
dc.subject Violent Victimization en_US
dc.subject Serious Crime en_US
dc.subject Organized Crime en_US
dc.subject Victim-Offender Dialogue en_US
dc.subject International en_US
dc.subject England en_US
dc.subject Wales en_US
dc.title The exclusion of serious and organised offenders and their victims from the offer of restorative justice: Should this be so and what happens when the offer is put on the table? en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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