What judicial officers say about youth justice…

Interviews with Children’s Court magistrates in New South Wales, Australia, provide a rare insight into the views of those working everyday at the coal face of youth justice... The research of Kelly Richards, Lorana Bartels and Jane Bolitho suggests: magistrates were enthusiastic about the philosophy of both restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence measures. magistrates were … Continue reading What judicial officers say about youth justice…

Transforming Criminal Justice? Mainstreaming problem-solving approaches

Guest blogger Dr Jane Donoghue, Director of the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice, discusses her new book Transforming Criminal Justice? Problem-Solving and Court Specialization In my new book Transforming Criminal Justice? Problem-Solving and Court Specialization, I provide a comparative analysis of developments in problem-solving justice in the UK and US and I examine the prospects for ‘mainstreaming’ … Continue reading Transforming Criminal Justice? Mainstreaming problem-solving approaches