The challenges for good practice in police-facilitated restorative justice for female offenders

Larsson, Birgit, Schofield, Gillian and Biggart, Laura (2018) The challenges for good practice in police-facilitated restorative justice for female offenders. International Journal of Restorative Justice, 2018 (1).

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Abstract

This article reports on the uses of police-led restorative justice (RJ) for female offenders by one constabulary in England from 2007 to 2012. The study consisted of (1) quantitative analysis of administrative police data on 17,486 participants, including 2,586 female offenders, and (2) qualitative analysis of twelve narrative interviews with female offenders sampled from the database. Quantitative data demonstrated that the majority of female offenders committed low-level offences and that the majority of participants experienced street RJ. Female offenders reported mixed experiences with RJ in qualitative interviews. On the whole, women did not understand what RJ was, leading to complications as many felt their victims were mutually culpable. Some felt that the police forced them to apologise and treated them like criminals while others felt the police gave them a second chance. The study raises questions about what the police can bring to RJ in relation to vulnerable women.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Social Work
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2018 11:30
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 00:02
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/66232
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