The Effectiveness of Restorative Justice Practices: A Meta-Analysis

  title={The Effectiveness of Restorative Justice Practices: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Jeff Latimer and Craig Dowden and Daniel Muise},
  journal={The Prison Journal},
  pages={127 - 144}
This article provides an empirical synthesis of the existing literature on the effectiveness of restorative justice practices using meta-analytic techniques. The data were aggregated from studies that compared restorative justice programs to traditional nonrestorative approaches to criminal behavior. Victim and offender satisfaction, restitution compliance, and recidivism were selected as appropriate outcomes to adequately measure effectiveness. Although restorative programs were found to be… 
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