SEMINAR 8th Dec 15: Restorative justice in British Columbia: the next generation

Speaker: Associate Professor Brenda Morrison

Date: Tuesday 8th Dec 12.30 - 1.30 pm

Venue: Seminar Room 1.04, Coombs Extension Building (8), Fellows Road, ANU 

The Attorney General of British Columbia (BC), Canada, Ujjal Dosanjh, visited the Australian National University in 1999 when the first of the Reintegrative Shaming Experiments (RISE) data was being collected from the restorative justice program in the ACT.

He returned to BC to establish province wide community based restorative justice programs in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. BC is now poised to step into the next generation of restorative justice in British Columbia, building on a number of recent collaborative initiatives within the province.

About the Speaker

Brenda Morrison is the Director of the Centre for Restorative Justice and an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University. She is a social psychologist with field experience in outdoor education, government administration and restorative justice. She is a former director of the RegNet Restorative Justice program.

Her teaching and research interests include transformative and restorative justice, responsive regulation, school violence and safety, conflict and cooperation, shame-management and social identity, the self and self-interest.

She is a member of a number of editorial boards, including the recently launched Restorative Justice: An International Journal.

In BC, she has served on the Ministry of Justice Performance Review Committee and the working group for a Justice System for the 21st Century. She serves on the advisory committee for BC Victims of Homicide.