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Is Restorative Justice Effective in the U.S.? Evaluating Program Methods and Findings Using Meta-analysis

Abstract The presence of restorative justice (RJ) in the United States has grown steadily within the last five decades. The dynamics of RJ programs are meant to more holistically address the harms caused by crime in comparison to the traditional criminal justice system (CJS). Yet, evaluative research has provided inconsistent evidence of their effectiveness and the quality of empirical study has gone untested. The current study sought to fill the gaps within past research by examining how success has been measured, assessing the rigor of study methodology using the Maryland Scientific Methods Scale (SMS), and determining the impact of RJ programs on recidivism, victim satisfaction and restitution compliance using meta-analysis. A systematic search o... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Ernest, Kyle (Author) / Fox, Kate (Advisor) / Decker, Scott (Committee member) / Stolzenberg, Stacia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 174 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Criminology and Criminal Justice 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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