Diana Batchelor

Diana conducts research on victims' perspectives of crime and justice.

What happens when victims and survivors are given the chance to communicate with the people who committed an offence against them? Why do people choose to communicate with one another, and what they get from it? How does this type of informal communication affect victims' expectations and experiences of formal criminal justice mechanisms?


Details of Diana's work history can be found on her linkedin page. This site is a collection of resources based on her research.


This booklet is for victims of crime to read what other victims and survivors say about restorative justice. It can help with deciding whether to take part, preparing for the process and knowing what to expect.   

This is a handbook for practitioners dealing with restorative justice cases in which the offender is not fully remorseful, doesn't take full responsibility or is unwilling or partially willing to participate.