Is restorative Justice appropriate for serious offences?
1 Treatment of victims in traditional Criminla justice system?
2 face to face meetings for victims of crime and the offender?
2.1 In every experiment and for both sexes, victims were far more likely to
receive an apology from their offenders if they were assigned to RJ. This is partly because few victims
attend court. All cases required full admissions for entry to the experiments, and for the cases that went
to court all involved a guilty plea. Control group victims were rarely in court as they were not required as
witnesses and hence were not often notiﬁed that the case was to be heard. In addition, victims were
prohibited from attending court proceedings in Canberra if an offender was a juvenile. Almost all
apologies in the control groups were offered outside the court setting.