Environmental crimes such as asbestos dumping are far from victimless.
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Evidence shows restorative justice can help fix environmental crime – so why isn't Australia using it more?
U.S. Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., spoke during a Senate hearing on March 6 about being sexually assaulted in the military.
Sen. Martha McSally has broken gender barriers right and left. Despite the power she amassed over a career of firsts, she felt 'powerless' when raped. She's not the only woman to feel that way.
Former Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy speaks with inmates.
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In a pilot program, older prisoners sentenced to life mentor younger prisoners who have a chance to lead productive, lawful lives when they get out. The focus is on healing trauma.
Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests protest against clergy sex abuse in Los Angeles in 2010.
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The Catholic survivor movement in the United States was founded by two women: Jeanne Miller and Marilyn Steffel, in the late 1980s. It has taken close to 30 years for the Vatican to take action.
School experiments with new ways to discipline students without suspending them show mixed results.
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Although new evidence shows mixed results for "restorative justice" practices, that's no reason for schools to stop looking for alternatives to school suspensions, a school safety scholar argues.
The ‘Monster of Worcester’ would have been released 24 years ago in Norway - would that have been better for everyone?
The idea of restorative justice is to redress crime, while ensuring offenders can reintegrate back into the community.
Restorative justice allows us to uphold justice while respecting the human rights of offenders.
Punishing ex-offenders via legislation disregards due process of law, and is given without objective considerations.
Ex-offenders should be given a fair chance to redeem themselves after serving their time.
After colonisation, dispossession and decades of military violence, indigenous women in Guatemala are closing in on justice at last.
In sentencing, judges usually consider and balance four main purposes of punishment.
In historic cases the potential for a sentence to rehabilitate, incapacitate or deter the offender is largely insignificant – leaving the focus solely on retribution.
Organised crime costs the EU economy an estimated €110 billion a year.
Restorative justice has worked for other offenders and their victims. New research has looked at whether it is suitable for organised crime.
An October 2016 peace rally in Bogota, just before the final accords were signed with the FARC guerillas.
What can Colombia can learn from other nations' transitions, both successful and unsuccessful, from war to peace?
A worker piles up leaves of rooibos tea for drying. Local people have been marginalised in the industry.
The rooibos industry has been accompanied by dispossession and adversity stretching back over centuries.
At the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Desmond Tutu promoted restorative justice. But focusing on individuals neglects broader contexts of violence and inequality.
If violent contexts aren't taken into account, restorative justice does not serve broader society. Instead it serves as a peacemaking process within a paradigm stacked against the poor and vulnerable.
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Ridrigo Lodono announce the signed peace accord in Cartagena.
The peace accords signed by the FARC and the Colombian govenment on September 26 are momentous, but they're only the beginning of the path to peace.
Weighing up restorative justice.
MPs have proposed that restorative justice should eventually become a right in the UK.
South Africa is slowly transforming the retributive Western criminal justice system it inherited from colonial times to incorporate African principles of reconciliation and reparation.
The emergence of the restorative justice philosophy responds to the need to change South Africa's retributive criminal justice system to accommodate African legal practices.
Most of Tasmania’s relatively small prison population is housed at Risdon Prison Complex.
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Imprisonment rates in Tasmania have steadily declined over the past decade -- the only state or territory where this has happened. That is a result of progressive and effective corrections policies.
Suspects await their turn in front of a gacaca court
To mark the 21st anniversary of the Rwandan genocide: lessons from the "gacaca" courts, the country's unique and ambitious community justice initiative.
The evidence is in: policies to name and shame young offenders are based on knee-jerk assumptions and disrupt rehabilitative efforts.
Last month, Queensland’s Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie called for the public naming of all youth who appear in court. Echoing practices from the deep south of the USA where t-shirts, signs outside homes…