Barone, Alexandra Chantal - An alternative response: Developing restorative justice for sexual violence on BC university campuse...

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Term: 
Spring 2018
Degree: 
M.P.P.
Degree type: 
Project
Department: 
School of Public Policy
Faculty: 
Arts & Social Sciences
Senior supervisor: 
Maureen Maloney
Co-supervisor, if any: 
Kora DeBeck
Thesis title: 
An alternative response: Developing restorative justice for sexual violence on BC university campuses
Given Names: 
Alexandra Chantal
Surname: 
Barone
Abstract: 
This capstone investigates how restorative justice can be implemented into existing sexual violence policies at three BC universities – SFU, UBC, and UVIC. Universities are currently underutilizing alternative dispute resolution techniques, which can be a very beneficial process for survivor-victims. An extensive literature review and expert interviews justified the assumption of this paper that a restorative justice option should be offered to survivor-victims who seek justice through their university. Case studies and an analysis of the existing policies inform the development of four policy options for consideration. I conclude by offering a short-term recommendation that universities partner with local restorative justice centres, followed by a long-term strategy to work towards the development of a comprehensive province-wide sexual violence policy and response for post-secondary institutions.
Keywords: 
sexual violence; restorative justice; alternative dispute resolution; university; BC universities
Total pages: 
88