This study aimed to fill a gap in the debate regarding the application of restorative justice (RJ) conferencing to sexual offences. This gap is currently characterized by absence of views expressed by survivors of sexual violence (Wager, 2013). The debate has largely occurred in an ‘empirical vacuum’ (McGlynn et al., 2012) and without the necessary consultation. This study consisted of a web-based survey of 121 community members, 40 of whom identified themselves as survivors of sexual violence. The findings indicate that both survivors and non-survivors of sexual violence express positive attitudes towards the use of restorative justice in these cases.
- Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences - Acting School Director
- School of Human and Health Sciences
- Centre for Applied Psychological Research - Member
- Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research - Core Member
- Secure Societies Institute
- The None in Three Centre for the Global Prevention of Gender-based Violence