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The Australian National University

Centre for Restorative Justice

The Centre for Restorative Justice (CRJ) is the world leader in experimental and theoretical research on the design and cost-effectiveness of restorative responses to crime. Its mission is to produce, synthesise and apply primary field studies wherever they can be conducted, translating that research into evidence-based policies around the world.

The Centre’s global work is focused on the Jerry Lee Program on Randomized Controlled Experiments in Restorative Justice, in affiliation with the Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology at the University of Cambridge, the Jerry Lee Center for Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom-based Justice Research Consortium. The Lee Program is co-directed by Dr Strang and Lawrence Sherman, Wolfson Professor of Criminology at the University of Cambridge.


Data consultant

Additional data expertise on the Centre’s projects is provided by:

Mr Malcolm Mearns (MA Hons)

Datacol Research Pty Ltd

PO Box 170, Civic Square, ACT 2608



The work of the Centre has been financially supported by:

Australia Research Council 2006-2010

Australian National University

Barrow-Cadbury 2003-2005

Canada Council

Criminology Research Council

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation 2003-2005

Federal Office of Road Safety (Commonwealth Department of Transport and Regional Services)

Jerry Lee Foundation

National Drug Crime Prevention Fund (Commonwealth Department of Health and The National Police Research Unit)

Smith Institute 2006-2007

Smith Richardson Foundation

Smith Richardson Foundation 2000-2002

University of Pennsylvania

Youth Justice Board 2006-2008

Updated:  14 January, 2013/Responsible Officer:  Director, Regulatory Institutions Network/Page Contact:  Director, Regulatory Institutions Network