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Gabrielle Maxwell

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Chapter 12: Restorative and Diversionary Responses to Youth Offending in New Zealand1

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Restorative and Diversionary Responses to Youth Offending in New Zealand1
Restorative and diversionary responses to youth offending in New Zealand
GabrielleMaxwell

A criminologist and senior associate at the Institute of Policy Studies, University of Victoria, New Zealand, Gabrielle Maxwell is widely published in the field of restorative justice as a leading expert on Family Group Conferencing, a process with its roots in New Zealand. Her chapter describes New Zealand's historic and pioneering experience applying RJ to divert youth from court processes and her numerous research studies of the outcomes. The boxed reading, Circles of Change: Bringing a More Compassionate Justice System to Troubled Youth in Oakland, describes a U.S. innovation that was inspired by work with indigenous populations in New Zealand.

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