Editorial (Volume 17, Issue 1)

Reflecting on the findings and recommendations of the MacPherson report, this is the first of a two-part special issue which examines the processes of hate crime (the term now used to include all crime motivated or aggravated by prejudice, not just racism) from the perspectives of victims, victim services, the criminal justice system and perpetrators.

AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF UNDERSTANDINGS AND EXPERIENCES OF IMPLEMENTING RESTORATIVE PRACTICE IN THREE UK PRISONS

This paper highlights how qualitative research can enhance causal explanation in impact evaluations and provide additional causal leverage to findings from randomised experiments.

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND THE STATE. UNTIMELY OBJECTIONS AGAINST THE INSTITUTIONALISATION OF RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

This paper highlights how qualitative research can enhance causal explanation in impact evaluations and provide additional causal leverage to findings from randomised experiments.

‘GIVING BACK’ BY ‘PAYING BACK’: RECASTING COMMUNITY PAYBACK AS ‘MUTUAL RESTITUTION’ THROUGH FINANCIAL PAYBACK – MAKING A RESTORATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM A REALITY THROUGH CO-OPERATIVES AND VALUES-BASED PURPOSEFUL COMPANIES?

This paper highlights how qualitative research can enhance causal explanation in impact evaluations and provide additional causal leverage to findings from randomised experiments.

MODELS VERSUS MECHANISMS: THE NEED TO CRACK THE BLACK BOX OF RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

This paper highlights how qualitative research can enhance causal explanation in impact evaluations and provide additional causal leverage to findings from randomised experiments.

VICTIMS’ PARTICIPATORY RIGHTS IN PAROLE HEARINGS: A SOUTH AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE

This paper highlights how qualitative research can enhance causal explanation in impact evaluations and provide additional causal leverage to findings from randomised experiments.

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE WITHOUT A VICTIM: RISE AND THE ROADS NOT TAKEN

This paper highlights how qualitative research can enhance causal explanation in impact evaluations and provide additional causal leverage to findings from randomised experiments.

Time to reset the clock on the design of impact evaluations in criminology: the case for multi-methodology designs

This paper highlights how qualitative research can enhance causal explanation in impact evaluations and provide additional causal leverage to findings from randomised experiments.