Community & Restorative Justice

Dr. Griffiths has a long-standing interest in the development of community-based and restorative justice approaches that may more effectively address the needs of victims, offenders and the community.  His work on crime and justice among Inuit in the eastern Arctic was designed to identify opportunities for alternative processes for justice.  As well, he co-authored (with Yvon Dandurand) a handbook on restorative justice for the United Nations.


Related Reports


Bazemore, G. and C.T. Griffiths. 2008. “Police Reform, Restorative Justice and Restorative Policing“. Chapter 10 in D. Das and A. Millie, eds. “Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement and Policing.” Das, D. and A. Millie. 2008. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.


Download PDF of this handbookDandurand, Y. and C.T. Griffiths. 2007. Handbook on Restorative Justice Programmes. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.


Griffiths, C.T. 1999. ‘The Victims of Crime and Restorative Justice: The Canadian Experience.” 6 International Review of Victimology. 279-294.

Griffiths, C.T. and R.R. Corrado. 1998. “Restorative Youth Justice in Canada: The Dynamics of Reform and a Model for Policy and Practice.” In L. Walgrave and G. Bazemore, eds. Restoring Juvenile Justice: An Exploration of the Restorative Justice Paradigm for Reforming Juvenile Justice. Amsterdam/New York: Kugler Publications.

Bazemore, G. and C.T. Griffiths. 1997. “Conferences, Circles, Boards, and Mediations: Scouting the ‘New Wave’ of Community Justice Decision Making Approaches.” 61 Federal Probation. (June). 25-38.