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First published: July 1, 2023 - Last updated: July 1, 2023


Authors: Daye Gang , Maggie Kirkman, and Bebe Loff

Title: "Obviously It's for the Victim to Decide"

Subtitle: Restorative Justice for Sexual and Family Violence From the Perspective of Second-Wave Anti-Rape Activists

Journal: Violence Against Women: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal

Volume: (Publishd online before print)


Year: 2023


pISSN: 1077-8012 - Find a Library: WorldCat | eISSN: 1552-8448 - Find a Library: WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | Oceanian History: Australian History | Types: Rape; Society: Organizations / Women Against Rape; Movements / Women's Movement


Link: SAGE Publications (Free Access)


- Daye Gang: ORCID

- Maggie Kirkman, Planetary Health Division, Monash University - ORCID, ResearchGate

- Bebe Loff, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University - ORCID, ResearchGate

Abstract: »While the appropriateness of restorative justice for sexual and family violence continues to experience worldwide feminist debate, these programs already exist. We thematically analyzed the transcripts of former members of a second-wave feminist antirape organization in Australia to ascertain their perspectives on a victim-centered conferencing model. They provided informed and valuable insights drawn from their decades of advocacy. Participants supported restorative justice in principle, stressing respect for victims' agency and independence in all policies and program designs. Their reservations, consistent with concerns in the literature, related to meeting victims' needs within a constrained system rather than principled opposition to the concept.« (Source: Violence Against Women)

  Abstract (p. 1)
  Introduction (p. 1)
    Debate on the Appropriateness of Restorative Justice for Gendered Violence (p. 2)
    The First Organization in Victoria Against Rape (p. 3)
  Method (p. 4)
    Recruitment (p. 4)
    Thematic Analysis (p. 5)
    Ethical Considerations and Reflexive Statement (p. 6)
  Results (p. 7)
    Participants (p. 7)
    Themes (p. 7)
    Victims' Limited Choices (p. 8)
    Knowledge of Restorativeness (p. 11)
      Experience of concepts associated with restorativeness (p. 11)
    Relationships With Government and the Criminal Justice System (p. 13)
      Considerations of future models (p. 14)
  Considerations of future models (p. 16)
  Declaration of Conflicting Interests (p. 20)
  Funding (p. 20)
  References (p. 20)
  Author Biographies (p. 23)

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