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Reintegrative Shaming Experiments (RISE)

The Reintegrative Shaming Experiments project has been running in the Australian Capital Territory since 1995. It examines conferencing in Canberra, which is based on the "Wagga model" of police-run conferences. The study is being conducted by the Centre for Restorative Justice at the Australian National University.

Using an experimental research process which randomly assigns cases to a conference or a court hearing, RISE aims to compare the effectiveness of each procedure for certain kinds of offences, and will assess the effectiveness of conference and court processes for certain kinds of offences.

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Contact details

Dr Heather Strang
Director, Centre for Restorative Justice
Research School of Social Sciences, ANU
Canberra ACT 0200