Research Annotated Bibliography by Title

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

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

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

An Exploratory Evaluation of Restorative Justice Schemes. Executive 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   Summary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Restorative Justice in practice-findings from the second phase of the evaluation of three schemes. 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).   Summary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

An Empirical Review of Family Group conferencing in Juvenile Offenses. Bradshaw, W. and Roseborough, D. (2005)

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

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

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

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

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

Conferencing in Australia and New Zealand: Variations, Research Findings, and Prospects Daly, K. (2001).   Summary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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