Restorative Justice and its impact on Primary Schools Students of Swat, KP-Pakistan: In Psychological Perspective

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Maaz Ud Din, Worakamol Wisetsri, Faisal Khan, Jutharat Pinthapataya


Restorative justice is an alternative disciplinary approach to the traditional, punitive approach to discipline. The present study has done justice to the researcher’sexpectation to be a path breaking one in the region of Swat, KP-Pakistan for initiation Restorative justice, first as a class based intervention, and then to be offered after enrichment, a whole school programme.Despite its increasing recognition and use in Swat, Primary schools, a limited amount of research has evaluated the effect of restorative justice (RJ) for Primary schools and its impact, and response. To date, there is no standardized method for restorative justice implementation. The inherent qualities such as disciplining the students intrinsically, reducing the misconducts ranging from small cheating to causing wounds or loss to others, inducting students in peer mediation, and organizing Restorative justice mediation/conferencing for achieving reparation and restoration of relationships, and converting the entire institution as a place of social healing are shown to be a viability with Restorative justice. The present study enjoys the credit of successfully testing 78% of the Restorative justice practice in the primary schools. The reduction of misconducts in students and increase in their psychological capitals is a laudable performance of the Restorative justice in the maiden run for its approval and consideration.


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