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1 Int'l J. Restorative Just. 252 (2018)
Measuring the Restorativeness of Restorative Justice: The Case of the Mosaica Jerusalem Programme

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Measuring the restorativeness of restorative

justice: the case of the Mosaica Jerusalem


Tali Gal, Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg and Guy Enosh*


    This study uses a Jerusalem-based restorative justice programme as a case study to
    characterise community  restorative justice (CRJ) conferences. On the basis of the
    Criminal Law  Taxonomy,  an analytical instrument that includes seventeen meas-
    urable characteristics, it examines the procedural elements of the conferences, their
    content, goals and the role of participants. The analysis uncovers an unprecedented
    multiplicity of conference characteristics, including the level of flexibility, the exis-
    tence of victim-offender dialogue, the involvement of the community and a focus on
    rehabilitative, future-oriented outcomes. The findings offer new insights regarding
    the theory and practice of CRJand the gaps between the two.

Keywords:   Restorative justice, criminal justice, criminal law taxonomy, victims,

1.  Introduction

Karen,' a young  woman   in her twenties, was employed  as a salesperson at a fam-
ily-owned  fashion retail shop. After nine months of employment,  the shop owner,
Jacob, found  out that she had been  stealing cash and garments  for an estimated
value of USD   5,200. Jacob's wife, Sara, tried to resolve the conflict but failed.

*   Tali Gal is Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer, School of Criminology, University of Haifa,
    Haifa, Israel. Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg is Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley School of Law
    (2017-2018) and Associate Professor, Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, Ramat-Gan, Israel. Guy
    Enosh is Associated Professor, Faculty of Welfare and Health Sciences, School of Social Work,
    University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel. Contact author: tgall@univ.haifa.ac.il. Note: The first two
    authors have contributed equally; the third author contributed to the methodology.
    Acknowledgements: We  are grateful to Gali Pilowsky-Menkes and Rotem Spiegler for
    outstanding data collection assistance. We are also grateful to Caroline Cooper, Netanel Dagan
    and Adi Libson for insightful comments. We are particularly indebted to the Mosaica workers
    and volunteers who provided us access to their materials while ensuring the privacy of all parties
1   We  use pseudonyms throughout this article, to maintain the anonymity of participants in the

252                          The International Journal of Restorative Justice 2018 vol. 1(2) pp. 252-273
                                                  doi: 10.5553/IJRJ/258908912018001002005

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