Date of Award

1-1-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Conflict Resolution Institute

First Advisor

Tamra P. d´Estée

Keywords

conference, Paul McCold, police conferencing, restorative Justice, retributive justice, victim-offender mediation

Abstract

Author: Hafsteinn G. Hafsteinsson

Title: The Implementation of Restorative Justice in Iceland: A Comparison of Police- and Expert-led Conferencing

Advisor: Tamra Pearson d'Estrée

Degree Date: June 2010

On first of October 2006 the Ministry of Justice in Iceland launch a restorative justice pilot project. Building on the pilot project data, this thesis evaluates the implementation of restorative justice into the criminal justice system in Iceland by asking victims, offenders and other participants in police- and expert-led conferencing to answer questionnaires' relating to these two types of restorative justice practices to crime. The thesis compares its results with findings from a review conducted by Paul McCold (1998) who more than a decade ago challenged concerns on police facilitated conferencing. The data examined in the present thesis support Paul McCold's findings that police officers are capable of conducting conferences in a highly restorative manner when dealing with minor degree offences and that conferencing is an effective restorative justice practice that should be encouraged when conducted by police officers or trained professionals.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Hafsteinn Gunnar Hafsteinsson

File size

212 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Criminology, Social psychology

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