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Bolitho JJ; Bruce J; Mason G, 2012, Restorative justice: Adults and Emerging Practice, Bolitho J; Bruce J; Mason G, (eds.), Federation Press, Sydney,

Book Chapters

Bolitho J, 2018, 'Complex cases of restorative justice after serious crime: creative and enabling spaces for those with disability', in Gavrielides T (ed.), Routledge International Handbook of Restorative Justice, edn. NA, Routledge, Oxford, pp. 17 - 17,

Chan J; Bolitho JJ; Bargen J, 2016, 'Restorative justice as an innovative response to violence', in Stubbs J; Tomsen S (ed.), Australian Violence Crime, Criminal Justice and Beyond, Federation Press, Sydney,

Fernandez E; Bolitho J; Hansen P, 2013, 'The Children's Court in New South Wales', in Sheehan R; Borowski A (ed.), Australia's Children's Courts Today and Tomorrow, edn. 1st, Springer Verlag, Dordecht,

Bolitho J, 2012, 'Restorative justice for adults : should we do more?', in Bolitho J; Bruce J; Mason G (ed.), Restorative justice: Adults and Emerging Practice, edn. Sydney Institute of Criminology monograph series, Sydney Institute of Criminology, pp. 17 - 38

Bruce J; Mason G; Bolitho J, 2012, 'Restorative Justice: from Juveniles to Adults', in Bolitho J; Bruce J; Mason G (ed.), Restorative Justice: Adults and Emerging Practice, edn. Original, Institute of Criminology, Sydney, pp. 1 - 16

Bolitho J, 2005, 'Restorative Justice in Action', in Chan J (ed.), The New South Wales Young Offenders Act, edn. Original, Sydney Institute of Criminology, Sydney

Journal articles

Bruce J; Bolitho J, 2019, 'On being ‘good sad’ and other conundrums: mapping emotion in post sentencing restorative justice', The International Journal of Restorative Justice, vol. 2, pp. 389 - 407,

Bolitho JJ; Bruce J, 2017, 'Science, Art and Alchemy: Best Practice in Facilitating Restorative Justice', Contemporary Justice Review: issues in criminal, social and restorative justice, vol. 20, pp. 336 - 362,

Bolitho J, 2017, 'Inside the restorative justice black box: The role of memory reconsolidation in transforming the emotional impact of violent crime on victims', International Review of Victimology, vol. 23, pp. 026975801771454 - 026975801771454,

Bartels L; Bolitho J; Richards K, 2016, 'Indigenous young people and the NSW Children's Court: Magistrates Perceptions of the Court's Criminal Jurisdiction.', Australian Indigenous Law Review, vol. 19, pp. 34 - 44

Richards KM; Bartels L; Bolitho J, 2016, 'Children's Court magistrates' views of restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence measures for young offenders', Youth Justice: an international journal, vol. 17, pp. 22 - 40,

Bolitho J, 2015, 'Putting justice needs first: a case study of best practice in restorative justice', Restorative justice: an International Journal, vol. 3, pp. 256 - 281,

Bolitho J, 2012, 'Restorative Justice: The Ideals and Realities of Conferencing for Young People', Critical Criminology, vol. 20, pp. 61 - 78,

Fishwick E; Bolitho J, 2010, 'Politics-led Policy and Policy-Led Evidence: The Noetic Review of Juvenile Justice in NSW', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 22, pp. 171 - 180,

Passey M; Bolitho J; Scantelton J; Flaherty B, 2007, 'The Magistrates Early Referral into Treatment (MERIT) Pilot Program: Court Outcomes and Recidivism', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. 40, pp. 199 - 217,

Conference Papers

Bolitho J; Hansen P; Fernandez E, 2011, 'Case study: Challenges, possibilities and future directions: The NSW Children’s Court', in Case study: Challenges, possibilities and future directions: The NSW Children’s Court, 2nd Annual Juvenile Justice Summit, Melbourne Australia, presented at 2nd Annual Juvenile Justice Summit, Melbourne Australia, 09 March 2011 - 10 March 2011

Conference Presentations

Bolitho J; Deakin-Greenwood T, 2020, ''The conversation that matters: a system that meets the needs of people harmed by sexual assault '', presented at Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne, 09 June 2020 - 12 February 2020,

Bolitho J, 2017, 'The Science, Art & Alchemy of Mediated Spaces', presented at Relate, Resolve Restore, Wellington, New Zealand, 01 November 2017 - 03 November 2017,

Bolitho J, 2015, 'Keynote address: building restorative communities in the wake of serious crime', presented at Restorative Practices International Conference: Building Restorative Communities, Hobart, Tasmania, 23 March 2015 - 25 March 2015

Bolitho JJ, 2014, 'Restorative justice & serious, violent crime', presented at Australian & New Zealand Society of Criminology: Testing the Edges; Challenging Criminology, Sydney, 01 October 2014 - 03 October 2014

Bolitho JJ; Bolitho J; Fernandez E; Hansen P, 2014, 'Children's Court: Challenges & Possibilities: A Study of the Children's Court of NSW', presented at Association of Children's Welfare Agencies: Best Practice Forum, Sydney, 23 July 2014 - 23 July 2014

Bolitho J; Chan J; Bruce J; Bargen J, 2011, 'Restorative justice and serious crime: an archival study', presented at ANZSOC: Crime and the regions: from the local to regional, national and international, Geelong, Australia, 28 September 2011 - 30 September 2011

Bolitho J; Borowski A; Travers M; Spiranovic C, 2011, 'Roundtable: Challenges, Possibilities & Future Directions: A National Assessment of Australia’s Children’s Court', presented at ANZSOC: Crime and the regions: from the local to regional, national and international, Geelong, Australia, 28 September 2011 - 30 September 2011

Bolitho J; Milner K; Irons D, 2011, 'Providing victims of violent and serious crime a central position in the justice process; post sentence victim-offender conferencing in New South Wales', presented at Meeting the Needs of Victims of Crime, Sydney, 18 May 2011 - 19 May 2011

Bruce J; Bolitho J, 2010, 'Regulating emotion to address the impact of serious crime: Restorative justice at the post-sentencing stage', presented at Non-Adversarial Justice: Implications for the Legal System and Society Conference, Melbourne, 04 May 2010 - 07 May 2010

Fishwick E; Bolitho J, 2010, 'Whatever happened to evidence led policy in NSW?', presented at Third International Conference, Childhood and Youth in Transition, Sheffield, UK, 06 July 2010 - 08 July 2010,


Bolitho J; Freeman K, 2016, The use and effectiveness of restorative justice in criminal justice systems following child sexual abuse or comparable harms, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Sydney,

Bolitho JJ; Fernandez, E , 2014, A Study of the Children's Court of New South Wales, UNSW Australia, Sydney, NSW

Bolitho JJ; Bruce, J ; Bargen, J ; Chan, J , 2014, Restorative justice for Serious and Violent Offenders: Victim Offender Conferencing in NSW Australia

Theses / Dissertations

Bolitho J, 2005, Creating Space for Young People, Dialogue and Decision Making: Youth Justice Conferencing in New South Wales

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