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The effect of restorative justice on women’s experiences of personal power and safety

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dc.contributor.author Clow, Holly
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-30T15:16:18Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-30T15:16:18Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-04-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6072
dc.description.abstract Feminist critiques have been instrumental in cautioning the use of restorative justice in cases of domestic violence. However a smaller body of feminist literature examining the issues from the perspective of victim-survivors, supports the use of restorative justice in domestic violence cases. This thesis aims to contribute to the second body of research and incorporate particular victim-survivor voices into a debate that has profound implications for how justice could be administered for future victim-survivors of domestic violence. Thematic, narrative and discourse methods of analysis were used to reveal and explore e-interviews with two B.C women who experienced domestic violence and underwent a restorative justice process in response. Within a feminist framework, the results support the view that, when safety and power can be fully addressed, restorative justice renders benefits not obtainable in the traditional justice system: victim-survivors experience empowerment, and achieve healing and closure. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Restorative justice en_US
dc.subject Domestic violence en_US
dc.title The effect of restorative justice on women’s experiences of personal power and safety en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Ney, Tara
dc.degree.department Program: Dispute Resolution en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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