"Sentencing Circles and Intimate Violence: A Canadian Feminist Perspective.".
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Sentences (Criminal procedure) (Models)
Family violence (Laws, regulations and rules)
Author: Cameron, Angela
Pub Date: 09/22/2007
Publication: Name: Resources for Feminist Research Publisher: O.I.S.E. Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2007 O.I.S.E. ISSN: 0707-8412
Issue: Date: Fall-Winter, 2007 Source Volume: 32 Source Issue: 3-4
Topic: Event Code: 930 Government regulation; 940 Government regulation (cont); 980 Legal issues & crime Advertising Code: 94 Legal/Government Regulation Computer Subject: Government regulation
Product: Product Code: 9101226 Domestic Violence (Families) NAICS Code: 92219 Other Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities
Geographic: Geographic Scope: Canada Geographic Code: 1CANA Canada
Accession Number: 184429315
Full Text: Advocates of restorative justice claim that these models can benefit offenders, victims, and communities and also address historical injustices perpetrated against Aboriginal peoples. These claims extend to cases of intimate violence. In the case of judicially convened sentencing circles in cases of intimate violence in Canada, these claims have been borne out. In fact, by measuring the outcomes in these cases against recent studies of battered women's needs, these models as they are currently constituted, have inadequately addressed social injustice and inequality experienced by women within Canadian Aboriginal communities and, in some instances, have revictimized survivors of intimate violence (Journal Abstract).

Journal of Women and the Law, vol. 18, no. 2, 2006, pp. 479-512.
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