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dc.contributor.authorLittle, Simon
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Anna
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Nicole
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-11T12:33:27Z
dc.date.available2019-06-11T12:33:27Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0306-624X
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0306624X18764524
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/381802
dc.description.abstractRestorative justice conferencing is a police diversionary strategy used extensively in Australian jurisdictions to channel young offenders away from formal court processing. Advocates view conferencing as culturally appropriate and a means to reduce the overrepresentation of Indigenous young people because it is rooted in Indigenous justice traditions. However, whether conferencing is effective at reducing recidivism by Indigenous young people compared with non-Indigenous young people remains unknown. We examine this using a longitudinal cohort of youth offenders from Australia. Propensity score matching was used to match Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people at their first conference and examined reoffending outcomes to explore its efficacy at reducing recidivism (n = 394). Results indicate that, despite statistically controlling for factors related to reoffending, recidivism levels postconference were significantly higher for Indigenous young people. These results suggest that conferencing is unlikely to address the problem of Indigenous overrepresentation within Australia’s youth justice system.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom4067
dc.relation.ispartofpageto4090
dc.relation.ispartofissue13
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume62
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleRestorative Justice Conferencing: Not a Panacea for the Overrepresentation of Australia's Indigenous Youth in the Criminal Justice System
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, Griffith Criminology Institute
gro.rights.copyrightLittle, Simon. Stewart, Anna. Ryan, Nicole., Restorative Justice Conferencing: Not a Panacea for the Overrepresentation of Australia’s Indigenous Youth in the Criminal Justice System , International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Vol 62, Issue 13, 2018. Copyright 2018 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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gro.griffith.authorStewart, Anna L.
gro.griffith.authorLittle, Simon B.
gro.griffith.authorRyan, Nicole
gro.griffith.authorStewart, Amanda J.


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