This chapter explores the controversial issue of police-led restorative justice in the light of the available research data from three large-scale police initiatives: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Canberra, Australia and Thames Valley, England. It presents original qualitative data (transcripts of restorative sessions) in the light of Foucault's arguments about discipline in society. It concludes by warning that claims of 'community empowerment' may turn out to be little more than legitimising rhetoric for unaccountable extensions of police disciplinary powers.
|Translated title of the contribution||Just Cops Doing 'Shameful' Business: Police-led Restorative Justice and the Lessons of Research|
|Title of host publication||Restorative Justice for Juveniles|
|Editors||Allison Morris, Gabrielle Maxwell|
|Pages||195 - 226|
|Number of pages||31|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|