Juvenile victims in restorative justice: Findings front the reintegrative shaming experiments

Tali Gal, Shomron Moyal

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Using a randomized experimental design the Reintegrative Shaming Experiments (RISE) showed that restorative justice (RJ) is significantly more satisfying than court for both victims and offenders. It did not, however, explore the effect of victims' age and baseline differences in the level of harm caused to victims of different crimes on outcome variables. The current study uses a two-factor ANCOVA to address these questions. Main findings suggest that whereas RJ made adults more satisfied than courts (Cohen's d = 0.50), conference juvenile victims were less satisfied than court juvenile victims (Cohen's d = -0.28). Moreover, more serious harm is associated with decreased process satisfaction for all victims. A complementary qualitative analysis identifies adult domination and insensitivity to youth's special needs as recurring themes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJuvenile Offending
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781000944372
ISBN (Print)9781409451235
StatePublished - 31 May 2023
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Thorn Brooks 2014. All rights reserved.


  • Juvenile victims
  • RISE
  • Restorative justice
  • Young victims

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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