Research Annotated Bibliography by Author

This collection consists of summary annotations on all available restorative justice dialogue research the Center has been able to locate to date.  The forms of restorative justice dialogue represented in the collection include Victim Offender Mediation (also known as Victim Offender Reconciliation, Victim Offender Dialogue, and Victim-Sensitive Offender Dialogue), Group Conferencing (including family group conferencing and community group conferencing),  Circles, and Other (reparation boards and other dialogue services). The annotations can be scrolled by author or by title. 

Annotated publications that are available on line are followed by a hotlink to the publication url. In many instances a single research project has resulted in more than one publication.  Where these are known, the publications resulting from a single project are listed together in chronological order beginning with the earliest release date, and the annotations that follow apply to the project as a whole. The Center is continually seeking to update its collection and annotation database.  

Please contact the Center if you are aware of published research on restorative justice dialogue that is not represented in our collection.

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Abrams, L and M. S. Umbreit (2002). Youthful Offenders Response to Victim Offender Conferencing in Washington County, MN   PDF icon Summary PDF PDF icon  Download Document

Bilz, K. (2002) Restorative Justice and victim offender mediation: A new area for social psychological inquiry? PDF icon Summary 

Borton, I.  (2005) Victim Offender Communication in Felony Cases: An Archival Analysis of Ohio’s Office of Victim Services Dialogue Program  PDF icon Summary

Bradbury, B. (2002). Deschutes County Delinquent Youth Demonstration Project. Secretary of State Audit Report # 2002-29 PDF icon Summary

Bradshaw, W. and M. S. Umbreit (1998). Crime Victims Meet Juvenile Offenders: Contributing Factors to Victim Satisfaction with Mediated Dialogue PDF icon Summary  

Carr, C. (1998) VORS Program Evaluation Report. PDF icon Summary

Clarke, S., E. Valente and R. Mace (1992). Mediation of Interpersonal Disputes: An Evaluation of North Carolina's Programs PDF icon Summary

Coates, R.B., Burns, H. & Umbreit, M. (2002) Victim Participation in Victim Offender Conferencing: Washington County, Minnesota Community Justice Program  PDF icon Summary   PDF icon Download Document 

Collins, J. P. (1984) Final Evaluation Report on the Grande Prairie Community Reconciliation Project For Young Offenders PDF icon Summary

Davis, R., M. Tichane and D. Grayson (1980). Mediation and Arbitration as Alternative to Prosecution in Felony Arrest Cases, An Evaluation of the Brooklyn Dispute Resolution Center. PDF icon Summary

Dignan, (1990) Repairing the Damage: An Evaluation of an Experimental Adult Reparation Scheme in Kettering, Northamptonshire. PDF icon Summary

Dissel, A. (2000) Restoring the Harmony: A Report on a Victim Offender Conferencing Pilot Project PDF icon Summary

Evje, A. and R. Cushman, (2000). A Summary of the Evaluations of Six California Victim Offender Rehabilitation Programs PDF icon Summary

Flaten, C. (1996) Victim Offender Mediation: Application with Serious Offences Committed by Juveniles PDF icon Summary

Galaway, B. (1995) Victim-Offender Mediation by New Zealand Probation Officers: The Possibilities and the Reality PDF icon Summary

Gehm, J. (1990) Mediated Victim-Offender Restitution Agreements: An Exploratory Analysis of Factors Related to Victim Participation PDF icon Summary

Gromet, Dena M. and Darley, John M (2006). Restoration and Retribution: How Including Retributive Components Affects the Acceptability of Restorative Justice Procedures  PDF icon Summary

Hughes, S. and A. Schneider, (1990) Victim-Offender Mediation in the Juvenile Justice System PDF icon Summary

Katz, J. (2000). Victim Offender Mediation in Missouri’s juvenile courts: accountability, restitution, and transformation PDF icon Summary

Marshall, T. (1990) Results of Research from British Experiments in Restorative Justice PDF icon Summary

Miers, D., M. Maguire, S. Goldie, K. Sharpe, C. Hale, A. Netten, S. Uglow, K. Doolin, A. Hallam, J. Enterkin and T. Newburn (2001). An Exploratory Evaluation of Restorative Justice Schemes. Executive Summary. PDF icon Summary

Nelson, S. (2000) Evaluation of the Restorative Justice Program Eugene, OR: Lane County Department of Youth Services. PDF icon Summary

Niemeyer, M. and D. Shichor (1996). A Preliminary Study of a Large Victim/Offender Reconciliation Program PDF icon Summary

Nugent, W. M. and J. Paddock (1995) The Effect of Victim-Offender Mediation on Severity of Reoffense. PDF icon Summary

Nugent, W., M. Umbreit, L. Wiinamaki and J. Paddock (1999) Participation in Victim-Offender Mediation and Severity of Subsequent Delinquent Behavior: Successful Replications?" PDF icon Summary

Nugent, W., R. M. Williams and M. S. Umbreit (2003) Participation in Victim-Offender Mediation and the Prevalence and Severity of Subsequent Delinquent Behavior: A Meta-Analysis PDF icon Summary

Perry, L., T. Lajeunesse and A. Woods (1987). Mediation Services: An Evaluation. Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN PDF icon Summary 

Roberts, L. (1998). Victim Offender Mediation: An Evaluation of the Pima County Juvenile Court Center's Victim Offender Mediation Program (VOMP) PDF icon Summary

Roberts, T. (1995) Evaluation of the Victim Offender Mediation Project, Langley, BC: Final Report PDF icon Summary

Rodriguez, Nancy (2007). Restorative Justice at Work: Examining the Impact of Restorative Justice Resolutions on Juvenile Recidivism  PDF icon Summary

Roy, S. (1993) Two Types of Juvenile Restitution Programs in Two Midwestern Counties: A Comparative Study PDF icon Summary

Schneider, A. (1986) Restitution and Recidivism Rates of Juvenile Offenders: Results from Four Experimental Studies PDF icon Summary

Shapland, Joanna and Dignan, James and Chapman, Becca and Atkinson, Helen and Sorbs, Angela and Johnstone, Jennifer and Howes, Marie and Atkinson, Anne and Robinson, Gwen and Colledge, Emily (2006). Restorative Justice in practice-findings from the second phase of the evaluation of three schemes. PDF icon  Summary

Stinchcomb, Jeanne B and Bazemore, Gordon and Riestenberg, Nancy (2006). Beyond Zero Tolerance: Restoring Justice in Secondary Schools PDF icon Summary

Stone, S., W. Helms and P. Edgeworth (1998) Cobb County Juvenile Court Mediation Program Evaluation Carrolton, GA: State University of West Georgia. PDF icon Summary  PDF icon Download Document

Stone, K. (2000) An Evaluation of Recidivism Rates for Resolutions Northwest's Victim-Offender Mediation Program. PDF icon Summary

Strode, E. (1997) Victims of Property Crime Meeting Their Juvenile Offenders: Victim Participants' Evaluation of the Dakota County (MN) Community Corrections Victim Offender Meeting Program. PDF icon Summary

Trankle, S. (2007) In the shadow of penal law Victim–offender mediation in Germany and France. PDF icon Summary

Umbreit, M. S. (1988) Mediation of Victim Offender Conflict PDF icon Summary

Umbreit, M. S. (1989a) Crime Victims Seeking Fairness, Not Revenge: Toward Restorative Justice PDF icon Summary

Umbreit, M. S. (1989b) Violent Offenders and Their Victims PDF icon Summary

Umbreit, M. S. (1991) Minnesota Mediation Center Produces Positive Results. PDF icon Summary

Umbreit, M. S. and W. Bradshaw (1999) Factors that Contribute to Victim Satisfaction with Mediated Offender Dialogue in Winnipeg: An Emerging Area of Social Work Practice PDF icon Summary

Umbreit, M. S., W. Bradshaw, and R. B. Coates (1999) Victims of Severe Violence Meet the Offender: Restorative Justice Through Dialogue PDF icon Summary 

Umbreit, M. S. and K. A. Brown (1999) Victims of Severe Violence Meet the Offender in Ohio PDF icon Summary

Umbreit, M. S., R. B. Coates, and A. Roberts (1998) Impact of Victim-Offender Mediation in Canada, England and the United States PDF icon Summary

Umbreit, M. S., B. Vos, R. B. Coates and K. Brown (2002) Executive Summary: Victim Offender Dialogue In Crimes Of Severe Violence: A Multi Site Study Of Programs In Texas And Ohio PDF icon Summary

Ventura, Holly Elizabeth (2006). Restorative Justice and Youth Courts: An Examination of Implementation Intensity, Recidivism, and Accountability  PDF icon Summary

Warner, S. (1992) Making Amends: Justice for Victims and Offenders PDF icon Summary

White, L. (2001) Hope in Process: A qualitative Study of victim offender mediation dialogue in Texas PDF icon Summary

Winnamaki, L. (1997) Victim-Offender Reconciliation Programs: Juvenile property offender recidivism and severity of reoffense in three Tennessee counties PDF icon Summary

Wynne, J. (1996) Leeds Mediation and Reparation Service: Ten Years Experience of Victim-Offender Mediation PDF icon Summary

Wynne, J. and I. Brown. (1998) Can Mediation Cut Reoffending? PDF icon Summary

Wyrick, P. and M. Costanzo (1999) Predictors of Client Participation in Victim-Offender Mediation PDF icon Summary



Bradshaw,W. and Roseborough, D. (2005) An Empirical Review of Family Group conferencing in Juvenile Offenses. Daly, K. (2001). Conferencing in Australia and New Zealand: Variations, Research Findings, and Prospects  PDF icon Summary

Fercello, C. and M.S. Umbreit (1998). Client Evaluation of Family Group Conferencing in 12 Sites in 1st Judicial District of Minnesota PDF icon Summary PDF  PDF icon Download Document

Griffiths, M. (1999) The Implementation of Group Conferencing in Juvenile Justice in Victoria PDF icon Summary  

Hayes, H. (2004) Assessing Re-offending in Restorative Justice Conferences. PDF icon Summary

Hayes, H. and K. Daly (2003). Youth Justice Conferencing and Re-offending. PDF icon Summary

Hayes, H. and K. Daly (2004) Conferencing and Re-offending in Queensland PDF icon Summary

Hines, D. (2000) The Woodbury Police Department Restorative Justice Program Recidivism Study.  Woodbury, MN: PDF icon Summary

Hoyle, C., R. Young and R. Hill (2002). Proceed with Caution: An evaluation of the Thames Valley Police initiative in restorative cautioning   PDF icon Summary  

Ierley, A. and C. Ivkor (2003)  Restoring school communities: A report on the Colorado Restorative Justice in Schools Program  PDF icon Summary  

Luke, G. and B. Lind (2002). Reducing Juvenile Crime: Conferencing versus Court.  New South Wales. Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research PDF icon Summary

Maxwell, G. and A. Morris (1993) Family, Victims and Culture: Youth Justice in New Zealand. PDF icon Summary

Maxwell, G. and A. Morris (2001) Family Group Conferencing and Reoffending PDF icon Summary  

McCold, P. and B. Wachtel (1998) Restorative Policing Experiment: The Bethlehem Pennsylvania Police Family Group Conferencing Project  PDF icon Summary    

McGarrell, E., K Olivares, K. Crawford and N. Kroorand (2000).  Returning Justice to the Community : The Indianapolis Juvenile Restorative Justice Experiment  PDF icon Summary

McGarrell, E.,  N. Kroovand Hipple (June 2007). Family Group Conferencing and Re-Offending Among First-Time Juvenile Offenders: The Indianapolis Experiment   PDF icon Summary

Moore, D. B. and L. Forsyth (1995) A New Approach to Juvenile Justice: An Evaluation of Family Group Conferencing in Wagga Wagga. PDF icon Summary

Pietsch, E. B.  (1999).  State Centered and Community Centered social control in police sponsored family group conferencing. PDF icon Summary

Sherman, L., J. Braithwaite, H. Strang, G. Barnes and N. Inkpen (1998). Community Justice Conferences Technical Report 1 to the National Institute of Justice  PDF icon Summary   

Sherman, L., H. Strang and D. Woods (2000).  Recidivism Patterns in the Canberra Reintegrative Shaming Experiments (RISE)  PDF icon Summary    

Sherman, L., H. Strang, and G. Barnes.  (1997)  Rise Working Papers: A Series of Reports on Research in Progress on the Reintegrative Shaming Experiments (RISE) for Restorative Community Policing, PDF icon Summary

Umbreit, M. and C. Fercello, (1998) Family Group Conferencing Program Results in Client Satisfaction Summary  PDF icon PDF

Walker, L. (2002). Conferencing: A New Approach for Juvenile Justice in Honolulu  PDF icon Summary   



Couture, J., T. Parker, R. Couture, and P. Laboucane (2001). A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Hollow Water's Community Holistic Circle Healing Process PDF icon Summary

Lajeunesse, T. & Associates Ltd. (1996) Evaluation of Community Holistic Circle Healing. Hollow Water First Nation. Volume 1: Final Report. PDF icon Summary          

Matthews, S. and G. Larkin (1999) Guide to Community-based Alternative for Low Risk Juvenile Offenders. PDF icon Summary



Bonta, J., S. Wallace-Capretta, and J. Rooney (1998). Restorative Justice: An Evaluation of the Restorative Resolutions Project. PDF icon Summary

Grauwiler P., N. Pezold,  and L.G. Mills (2006) Justice is in the Design: Creating a Restorative Justice Treatment Model for Domestic Violence PDF icon Summary