Animal Victims and Restorative Justice
Restorative justice is not a new concept, but it largely has not been applied in animal crimes. In this webinar, Brittany Hill, Criminal Justice Program Fellow, will introduce the audience to restorative justice, provide a general overview of the theories behind it, discuss its potential impact on animal victims, and explore its possibilities in crimes against animals.
This webinar was prerecorded. Watch it now!
- Criminal Justice Program Attorneys Speak on the Importance of Considering Animals as Victims
- Animals as Crime Victims: Development of a New Legal Status
- Psychology and Sentencing: Mental Health Evaluations for Animal Cruelty Offender
- The Little Book of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr (book)
- Changing Lenses: Restorative Justice for Our Times by Howard Zehr (book)
- Animal Victims and Restorative Justice – PPT Presentation (PDF)
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