A critical reflection on contemporary obstacles relating to the use of Restorative Justice as a response to serious cases of youth offending in England and Wales: Recommendations and reflections on the future of RJ within the Youth Justice System

Research Institution / Organisation

University of Winchester

In Collaboration With

Office of Police and Crime Commissioner, Hampshire

Principal Researcher

Sigrid Jenssveen

Level of Research

Masters

Project Start Date

January 2021

Research Context

The purpose of this research is to investigate obstacles relating to the use of Restorative Justice (RJ) as a response to serious cases of Youth Offending within England and Wales. It aims to explore whether the practice can be extended to more serious offences.

The researcher will examine RJ definition and position within the Youth Justice System (YJS), alongside contemporary structural and societal obstacles related to the practice. The researcher will reflect on the future of RJ within the YJS.

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Research Methodology

‚ÄčThe sample group for this research contains professionals, specialists and other groups involved in RJ and/or the YJS within Hampshire. The analytical technique is a mixed method. Quantitative method in the form of online surveys will be utilised to collect data relating to the sample groups perceptions on the research topic. Qualitative method will be utilised by conducting interviews with a small number of individuals from within the same sample group. This will be an opportunity to reflect on survey findings. Interviews will be held via Teams and will be subject to a thematical analysis.

Date due for completion

October 2021
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