Martin Partington: Spotlight on the Justice System

Keeping the English Legal System under review

Restorative Justice – Podcast with Lizzie Nelson

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In this podcast I talk to Lizzie Nelson, who is Director of the Restorative Justice Council. The Council is a small charitable organisation that exists to promote the use of restorative justice, not just in the court (criminal justice) context, but in other situations of conflict as well (e.g. schools).

There is evidence that restorative justice can help the victims of crime to come to terms with what has happened to them and can also help the perpetrators of crime to realise the consequences of what they have done. There is good evidence that, used well, restorative justice can reduce reoffending.

In this podcast Lizzie Nelson explains both the concept of RJ and talks about the work of the council.

For further information see

The research by Professor Joanna Shapland, and others, which Lizzie talks about in the interview can be found in Restorative Justice in Practice, Evaluating What Works for Victims and Offenders (Authors Joanna Shapland, Gwen Robinson, Angela Sorsby) – further details at

Listen to Lizzie Nelson at


Written by lwtmp

April 12, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Posted in Chapter 5, Podcasts

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