"Effective and Humane": Restorative and Māori Justice Approaches to the Prison Crisis

A gathering focused on thinking creatively about how restorative justice and kaupapa Māori can offer fresh approaches in Corrections and prisoner reintegration.

"Effective and Humane": Restorative and Māori Justice Approaches to the Prison Crisis

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Event type: Conferences

24-25 Oct 2018 from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm 24th Oct 2018 9:00am 25th Oct 2018 5:00pm

Rutherford House, 33 Bunny St, Wellington, New Zealand

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"Effective and Humane": Restorative and Māori Justice Approaches to the Prison Crisis is an international conference being held from 24-25 October 2018 on how the theory and practice of restorative justice might inform the direction and practice of penal policy in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Held at Pipitea Campus in downtown Wellington, this event will bring scholars and practitioners who have employed restorative approaches in the prison sector, especially in the European context, to engage in dialogue with New Zealand academics and policy professionals.

This gathering, co-hosted by the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice and the Brian Picot Chair in Ethical Leadership, will have a distinctive focus on the relationship between restorative philosophy and kaupapa Māori approaches to justice and rehabilitation.

Our hope is that by drawing on the overlapping strengths of both streams of knowledge we may be able to fashion more successful ways of dealing with those in prison – ways that better achieve restorative outcomes and are grounded in our own indigenous soil.