Centre for Restorative Justice (CRJ)

Tackling witchcraft related human rights violations

RegNet researcher Miranda Forsyth speaks at UN event about witchcraft-related violence in the Asia-Pacific.

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Interpretation of sorcery accusation related violence survivor

Changing the course

In February 2016 all 39 Australian university Vice-Chancellors launched a new initiative ‘Respect, Now, Always’ to address sexual assault and sexual harassment and build on work by individual unive

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Restorative policing: expert criminologists in conversation

Expert criminologists Larry Sherman and Heather Strang from Cambridge University debate the positives and negatives of restorative justice from the perspective of the police, the victims and the of

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Reducing recidivism through restorative justice

In this twelve minute speech, Miranda Forsyth gives an excellent introduction to restorative justice.

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Canberra’s plan to reduce re-offending

Sydney Criminal Lawyers interview RegNet’s Miranda Forsyth

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Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Canberra

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 Heather Strang and Lawrence Sherman, Wolfson Professor of Criminology at the University of Cambridge.


The Centre for Restorative Justice comprises academic staff from the RegNet, including research and postdoctoral fellows, postgraduate students and research support staff.

Research projects

The Centre for Restorative Justice has received over $15 million in research grants since it began operating in 1995.


Publications from CRJ academics and PhD scholars on a range of topics in the field of restorative justice

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Updated:  10 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet