Gendered violence and restorative justice: the views of victim advocates

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Title Gendered violence and restorative justice: the views of victim advocates
Author Curtis-Fawley, Sarah; Daly, Kathleen
Journal Name Violence Against Women
Editor Claire M Renzetti
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Thousand Oaks US
Publisher Sage Publications
Abstract The use of restorative justice for gendered violence has been debated in the feminist literature for some time. Critics warn that it is inappropriate because the process and outcomes are not sufficiently formal or stringent, and victims may be revictimized. Proponents assert that a restorative justice process may be better for victims than court because it holds offenders accountable and gives victims greater voice. This article presents what victim advocates in two Australian states think about using restorative justice for gendered violence. We find that although victim advocates have concerns and reservations about restorative justice, most saw positive elements.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2005 Sage Publications. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. First published in Violence Against Women. This journal is available online:
Volume 11
Issue Number 5
Page from 603
Page to 638
ISSN 1077-8012
Date Accessioned 2006-03-14
Language en_AU
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject Criminology
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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