Gendered violence and restorative justice: the views of New Zealand Opinion Leaders

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Title Gendered violence and restorative justice: the views of New Zealand Opinion Leaders
Author Proietti-Scifoni, Gitana; Daly, Kathleen
Journal Name Contemporary Justice Review
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Although New Zealand has been a pioneer in the development and expansion of restorative justice in the adult and youth criminal justice systems, it has taken a more cautious approach to using restorative justice in adult cases of gendered violence. We present interviews of 19 New Zealand Opinion Leaders on the appropriateness of restorative justice for partner, family, and sexual violence, and child sexual abuse (CSA). We found that three groups, rather than two, better describe the range of positions: these are the Supporters, Skeptics, and Contingent Thinkers. All viewed child sexual assault as least suitable for restorative justice, with relatively more support in cases of partner, family, and sexual violence. The Opinion Leaders’ positions were shaped by their experiences with restorative justice, professional position, racial and ethnic identities, and views of the criminal justice system. The participants’ views were complex and varied, and not easily contained in a simple ‘for’ or ‘against’ dichotomy.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 Taylor & Francis. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 14
Issue Number 3
Page from 269
Page to 290
ISSN 1028-2580
Date Accessioned 2011-10-03
Language en_US
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Criminology
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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