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The real world crisis & restorative justice

May
10

 Dr. Gavrielides' blog entry about the impact of the crisis on financial but foremost on social level, and the role and potentials of restorative justice, while acknowledging the 'battles' and lack of "(a) discipline" within RJ. This blog entry was writen on the occasion of the forecoming 3rd International Symposium on Restorative Justice due to take place in Greece in June 2016.

Scholarship for the ECCHR’s Legal Training Program: Call for applications

May
02

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) and the Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung, call for applications for the ECCHR’s Legal Training Program. Offering young people with limited financial means and/or from underrepresented geographic and social backgrounds the chance to gain professional experience in human rights work.

The call is addressed to young people with ‘ongoing or completed degree in law and/or another relevant subject area’, and with a ‘fundamental understanding of human rights and some experience in dealing with human rights topics’.

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Journal of Quantitative Criminology: Call for papers

May
02

The Journal of Quantitative Criminology calls for papers for a special issue on “Standard Errors in Quantitative Criminology: Taking Stock and Looking Forward”. The special issue will be edited by guest editors Gary Sweeten, Arizona State University, and Justin Pickett, University at Albany.

With an interdisciplinary focus, this special issue aims to combine ‘the importation of statistical techniques from other fields’ and the ‘introspection about the proper use of statistical techniques’ by ‘importing an introspective focus on common problems in quantitative research, as well as new methodological and statistical practices for addressing these problems, from other disciplines’

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Restorative Justice in the British Parliament

Apr
28

Dr. Theo Gavrielides' blog entry regarding his appearance before the House of Commons Justice Committee, that took place on Tuesday 19th April 2016, to give oral evidence on the effectiveness of restorative justice following the latest policy, legislative and institutional reforms in Britain, as  part of the Committee’s Restorative Justice Inquiry.

New report: The use and effectiveness of restorative justice in criminal justice systems following child sexual abuse or comparable harms

Mar
28

A new report on "The use and effectiveness of restorative justice in criminal justice systems following child sexual abuse or comparable harms" was released in March 2016. This international literature review was commissioned by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Australia) and aimed to "examine the research evidence on the use, justification and effectiveness of restorative justice approaches in relation to child sexual abuse, and any problems or concerns arising", focusing on RJ approaches used within criminal justice systems.

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