The Campbell Collaboration and Research into Restorative Justice

Published 15/03/2006
Type Article
Author(s) Professor Brian Williams
Corresponding Authors Professor Brian Williams, Community and Criminal Justice Research Centre, De Montfort University

Restorative justice is about to become the subject of a study which aims to summarise all the relevant research on the effects of face-to-face restorative justice for personal victim crimes. While in many ways a welcome initiative, this also poses some rather unexpected threats. The article outlines the nature of some concerns about the methods to be employed and the political dangers which might arise, depending upon how the findings are presented.