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Reducing recidivism through restorative justice

6th July 2017

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Miranda Forsyth is an Associate Professor at RegNet and also a Fellow at SSGM in the College of Asia and Pacific at ANU. The broad focus of Miranda’s research is investigating the possibilities and challenges of the inter-operation of state and non-state justice and regulatory systems.

At present her focus is on examining these issues in the context of both the protection of traditional knowledge and introduction of western intellectual property regimes, and also the regulation of sorcery and witchcraft related violence in Melanesia. Her research has had a strong focus on Vanuatu to date, but in the last few years she has also researched other countries in the Pacific islands region, particularly PNG, Fiji and Samoa.

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In this twelve minute speech, Miranda Forsyth gives an excellent introduction to restorative justice - from the initial experiments that first demonstrated its utility, to new research looking at its applications in Australia and beyond.

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This speech was recorded as part of ’21st Century Regulation and Governance Challenges’ on 21 June 2017 at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), ANU.

This event celebrated the launch of RegNet’s new book Regulatory Theory: Foundations and Applications. The book, edited by Prof Peter Drahos, is a collection of deep and broad reflections on all things regulation and governance. Authored by RegNet academics past and present, Regulatory Theory establishes the foundations and applications of the RegNet approach to studying regulation and governance, based on principles of social justice, environmental sustainability and human wellbeing.

Regulatory Theory: Foundations and Applications is available for free download or purchase.

You can also use this interactive tool to help you explore the book by particular themes.

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