Breaking the Cycle: Effective Punishment, Rehabilitation and Sentencing of Offenders – green paper 2010

The government's sentencing green paper was published in December 2010.

Mediating Criminal Domestic Violence Cases: How Much is Too Much Violence?

A dispute settlement service in North Carolina was asked in 2002 by the jurisdiction in one county to mediate cases involving charges of 'assault on a female' brought to the district criminal court.

Federal Policy, ESEA Reauthorization and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

This is an interesting 2010 US research paper into the causes and consequences of the School-to-Prison Pipeline. 

Headings in the paper include: 

An International Review of Restorative Justice

In September 2001, the Home Office released two studies on the use of restorative justice.

An Overview of International Schemes

An Overview of International Schemes: An International Review of Restorative Justice was done by David Miers for the Home Office in September 2001.

United Nations basic principles on the use of restorative justice in penal matters

At a UN meeting in April 2002, a resolution was passed that puts restorative justice officially on the international map.

Meeting the challenges of introducing victim-offender mediation in Central and Eastern Europe

This report summarises the results of the AGIS project on meeting the challenges of introducing victim-offender mediation in Central and Eastern Europe (JAI/2003/AGIS/088) that the European Forum for Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice coordinated between December 2003 and November

Developing Restorative Practices in Latin America by Lynette Parker

With high prison populations, high crime rates, and low confidence in the judicial system, many Latin American countries are looking to restorative justice as a path of justice reform.

Restorative Justice Approaches in the Context of Environmental Prosecution

This 2005 report by John Verry, Felicity Heffernan and Richard Fisher highlights the potential for restorative justice to be used in environmental prosecution.

Restorative Conferencing Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms

A controlled study on the effects of restorative conferencing on victims of crime has shown that it reduces post-traumatic stress symptoms.