Asian Journal of Criminology

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 25–40 | Cite as

Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women: Comparing Greece and The United Kingdom

Article

Abstract

While Western societies are striving to become more honest about gender inequality, terms such as ‘violence against women’ have started to appear in policy debates in Asia and worldwide. The response is largely punitive. The option of restorative justice has been considered, but evidence on actual practice with these cases is scarce. Following international attempts to block restorative justice for violence against women cases, this paper argues that a better understanding needs to be developed before further steps are taken in any direction. The authors examined cases from their respective countries, Greece and the UK, to identify common elements, differences and minimum standards when applying restorative justice in cases of violence against women. An abstract implementation mode for further research is constructed.

Keywords

Restorative justice Gender equality Violence against women Domestic violence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS)LondonUK
  2. 2.Justice Studies Department Mount Royal UniversityCalgaryCanada
  3. 3.Psychology DepartmentPanteion University of Social and Political SciencesAthensGreece

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