Challenging the Evaluation of Norweigan Restorative Justice Experiences

Published 11/06/2008
Type Article
Author(s) Geir Dale, Ida Hydle
Corresponding Authors Geir Dale, Konflikt til (Independant Consultants) and Ida Hydle, Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), Oslo and Centre for Peace Studies, University of Tromsø

This article describes the various restorative justice practices in Norway in which we have played significant roles, and then proposes a model for evaluation based upon these. In so doing it makes a case both for restorative justice and for evaluation as critical for assessing the value of restorative justice and for learning and improvement. The paper concludes with a short analysis of an example of evaluatory research applied to a particular restorative justice project.