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The data were collected in the period 1995-2000 in a study that aimed to compare the effects of standard court processing with the effects of a diversionary conference for four kinds of offence categories: Drink driving (over .08 Blood Alcohol Content) at any age; Juvenile property offending with personal victims (under 18 years); Juvenile shoplifting offences detected by shop security staff (under 18 years); Youth violent offences (under 30 years). The hypotheses underlying the experiment were that: both offenders and victims will find conferences to be fairer than court; benefits to victims will be greater in conferences than in court; and there will be less repeat offending after a conference than after court. Analysis of data confirm the first and second of these hypotheses. This report does not contain data on the third hypothesis, which is reported separately (in report Recidivism patterns in the Canberra Reintegrative Shaming Experiments (RISE)).

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