• Varieties of Restorative Policing. Police Officer Patterns of Conference Management

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(Syed Ejaz Hussain earned his PhD in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include policing and terrorism. Currently, he is deputy inspector general of police in Pakistan. He has published a book on terrorism in Pakistan. He is recipient of post-doctorate terrorism research award from START, Univ of Maryland, USA.)


Using observational data from Reintegrative Shaming Experiments (RISE), Canberra, Australia, this book explores the differences in police officer patterns of conference management. Restorative Justice conference facilitators’ sex, age, directiveness, and preparation time for the conference are used as independent variables to study their possible impact on the duration of conference, number of offender and victim supporters present, the percentage of conference time facilitators and offenders spoke, amount of reintegrative shame expressed, and the outcomes reached. Results indicate that directivenss of the facilitators and their preparation time have consistent association with most important conference variables of duration, percent time offenders spoke, percent time facilitators spoke and the outcomes reached. Preparation ensures better results over all, whereas directivenss of the facilitators leads to violation of procedural fairness. The findings have numerous implications for research and practice especially in the field of facilitator selection, training and development, and their performance appraisal.

MATERIAS: Restorative Policing, Police Officer Patterns of Conference Management, Syed Ejaz Hussain, restorative justice, Australian Federal Police, rise, Reintegrative Shaming Experiments (RISE)