This Comment explores victim-offender mediation and specifically the recidivism rates of the juveniles who participated in Campbell's Juvenile Justice Project (JJP). Part II gives a brief background on the different theories of justice and the move towards restorative justice. Part III explains how the JJP came to be and how it currently functions. Part IV outlines the methods used to determine the recidivism rates of the program. Part V displays the results of the study and illustrates the differences with charts. Part VI discusses the possible explanations for the differences in the recidivism rates. Part VII concludes with closing remarks and recommendations.
Jennifer L. Kerrigan, "It's Not World Peace, but ..." Restorative Justice: Analysis of Recidivism Rates in Campbell Law School's Juvenile Justice Project, 30 Campbell L. Rev. 339 (2008).