Returning Justice to the Community: The Indianapolis Restorative Justice Experiment 24-Month Analysis

Natalie Kroovand Hipple, Hudson Institute
Edmund F. McGarrell, Michigan State University

ABSTRACT
The Indianapolis Restorative Justice Experiment has demonstrated reduced rates of re-offending for youths attending converences at 6- and 12-months follow-up periods. This paper extends the analysis to 24-months. Additionally, interview data are analyzed in an attempt to ort out the elements of conferences that seem associated with reductions in re-offending. Dimensions examined include perceptions of fairness, involvement and input in decision-making, and perceptions of the police and courts.

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