Sociology and Criminology-Open Access

Sociology and Criminology-Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2375-4435

Nikki Joanna

Department of Criminology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

  • Opinion   
    The Exclusion of Serious and Organised Offenders and their Victims from the Offer of Restorative Justice
    Author(s): Nikki Joanna*

    There is scarce research evidence of restorative justice getting used within the context of great and organised crime offending. This study sought to explore the feasibility of using restorative justice by canvassing the views of experts, serious and organised crime offenders and high and organised crime victims in England. Offenders and victims got the chance to interact during a restorative justice initiative and individual cases were pursued accordingly as a series of case studies. Case studies were limited to large-scale serious and organised fraud. Stark differences in views were apparent between serious and organised crime experts and restorative justice experts, the previous doubting offenders’ motivations and pointing to their dangerousness without fully considering victim perspectives. Despite high attrition rates among some offenders expressing an initial willingness t.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2375-4435.21.9.216

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