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Title: Working with female offenders in restorative justice frameworks: Effective and ethical practice
Authors: Masson, Isla
Österman, Linnéa
First Published: 13-Sep-2017
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: Probation Journal, 2017
Abstract: Despite a recent increase in restorative justice practice in the criminal justice system, to date there has been no in-depth consideration of the impact of gender in these settings. This paper presents findings from a unique qualitative study on female offenders’ experiences of restorative conferencing in England and Wales, drawing on interviews with practitioners who have worked with female cases, as well as with women who have gone through a restorative justice conference in a perpetrator capacity. Gender-specific factors, suggested to be especially valuable for practitioners to consider when delivering effective and ethical restorative conferences with female offenders, are outlined.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0264550517728784
ISSN: 0264-5505
eISSN: 1741-3079
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2017, SAGE Publications. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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