Just Cops Doing 'Shameful' Business: Police-led Restorative Justice and the Lessons of Research

RP Young

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Abstract

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 contributionJust Cops Doing 'Shameful' Business: Police-led Restorative Justice and the Lessons of Research
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRestorative Justice for Juveniles
EditorsAllison Morris, Gabrielle Maxwell
PublisherHart Publishing
Pages195 - 226
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)1841131768
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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