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Children's court magistrates' views of restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence measures for young offenders

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Richards, K and Bartels, L and Bolitho, J, Children's court magistrates' views of restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence measures for young offenders, Youth Justice, 17, (1) pp. 22-40. ISSN 1473-2254 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1473225416665612

Abstract

Restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence measures have recently been introduced into youth justice systems. As gatekeepers to these measures, Children’s Court magistrates play a crucial role in their success. However, little research has been undertaken on magistrates’ views of these measures. This article addresses this gap by presenting results of interviews undertaken with Children’s Court magistrates in New South Wales, Australia. Our research suggests that magistrates are enthusiastic about the philosophy of both restorative and therapeutic measures, but are reluctant to embrace them if they consider them under resourced,poorly understood and/or poorly implemented. The implications of these findings are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:children’s court magistrates, problem-solving courts, restorative justice, therapeutic jurisprudence, youth justice conferencing, youth offending
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Legal Institutions (incl. Courts and Justice Systems)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
Author:Bartels, L (Ms Lorana Bartels)
ID Code:114692
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2017-02-23
Last Modified:2017-12-07
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