Diana conducts research on victims' perspectives of crime and justice.
Her work explores what happens when victims and survivors are given the chance to communicate with the people who committed an offence against them. She investigates why people choose to communicate, what they get from it, and how their motivation to communicate affects the outcomes.
Diana's current research profile and project description can be found here.
Below you will find links to 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.
Click here for Diana's academic publications
How does crime severity predict victim willingness to meet the offender? (2022)
Talking Punishment: How victim perceptions of punishment change when they communicate with offenders (2022)
How collaborating with practitioners improves research (2021)
Helping victims achieve their restorative justice goals with different degrees of offender participation (2021)
Developing a victim motivation and offender denial framework (2016)
Evidence-based children's book: Who's Been in Our Tree? (A book to help children recovery after crime, 2017)