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On being ‘good sad’ and other conundrums: mapping emotion in post sentencing restorative justice

Journal The International Journal of Restorative Justice, Issue 3 2019
Keywords Post-sentencing restorative justice, emotion, victim-offender conferencing, violent crime, victims
Authors Jasmine Bruce and Jane Bolitho
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    Advocates of restorative justice argue the process offers significant benefits for participants after crime including emotional restoration. Critics point to concerns including the potential for victims to be re-victimised and offenders to be verbally abused by victims. Whether or not restorative justice should be made more widely available in cases of severe violence remains controversial. Drawing from 40 in-depth interviews with victims and offenders, across 23 completed cases concerning post-sentencing matters for adults following severe crime, we map the sequence of emotion felt by victims and offenders at four points in time: before, during and after the conference (both immediately and five years later). The findings provide insight into what emotions are felt and how they are perceived across time. We discuss the role of emotion in cases of violent crime and offer a fresh perspective on what emotional restoration actually means within effective conference processes at the post-sentencing stage.


Jasmine Bruce
Jasmine Bruce is Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Jane Bolitho
Jane Bolitho is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Erzsébet Tamási
Senior researcher at Crime Research & Analysis Division of National Institute of Criminology and professor at Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Law and Political Sciences.

Orsolya Bolyky
Researcher at Division of Criminal Law Sciences of National Institute of Criminology and PhD student at Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Law and Political Sciences.
Research Note

Hoe ‘trendy’ kiesstelsels Europese democratieën veroveren

Journal Res Publica, Issue 3 2015
Authors Damien Bol, Jean-Benoit Pilet and Pedro Riera
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Damien Bol
Damien Bol is postdoctoraal onderzoeker aan de Universiteit van Montréal. Hij werkt over politieke vertegenwoordiging en heeft gepubliceerd over kieshervormingen, personele vertegenwoordiging, tevredenheid met democratie en gendervooroordelen.

Jean-Benoit Pilet
Jean-Benoit Pilet doceert politieke wetenschappen aan de Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Zijn onderzoek richt zich op kiesstelsels, electorale processen, democratie binnen politieke partijen en Belgische politiek.

Pedro Riera
Pedro Riera is docent aan de Universidad Carlos III Madrid. Zijn onderzoek richt zich op kiesstelsels, politieke instellingen en kwantitatieve methoden.

Wimar Bolhuis
Wimar Bolhuis is promovendus aan het Montesquieu Instituut van de Universiteit Leiden. Zijn onderzoek richt zich op het snijvlak van democratie, politieke economie en openbare financiën in Nederland.
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