Centre for Restorative Justice (CRJ)

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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Restorative policing: ACT Chief Police Officer and expert criminologists in conversation

We are thrilled to be hosting this exciting panel discussion between the ACT Chief Police Officer, Justine Saunders, and expert criminologists Larry Sherman and Heather St

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Prison fence

Canberra’s plan to reduce re-offending

Sydney Criminal Lawyers interview RegNet’s Miranda Forsyth

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Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Canberra

Understanding terrorism through restorative justice

In this new blog on War•Crime•Regulation, John and Val Braithwaite visit Milan to attend a dialogue between convicted Italian terrorists of the 1970s from organisations such as the Red Brigades, and the families of victims.

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red brigades Italy

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.


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

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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:  12 February 2016/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet