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ERIC Number: EJ798082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0011-1287
Restorative Justice at Work: Examining the Impact of Restorative Justice Resolutions on Juvenile Recidivism
Rodriguez, Nancy
Crime & Delinquency, v53 n3 p355-379 2007
Programs with restorative justice ideals attempt to incorporate victims and community members into the administration of justice. Although these programs have become increasingly popular, only a few programs in the United States have been the focus of prior studies. Using official juvenile court data from an urban, metropolitan area, this study finds that juveniles who participated in a restorative justice program were less likely to recidivate than juveniles in a comparison group. Also, gender and prior offenses indirectly influence recidivism in important ways. Girls and offenders with minimal criminal history records exhibit the most success from participating in such programs. Findings demonstrate the importance of examining additive and interactive effects in restorative justice research. (Contains 2 tables, 2 figures and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona