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may also be affected by the incident.
As faculty, it is important to be aware of the potential impact
of such incidents on all students, whether offenders, victims,
witnesses, friends or roommates. You may notice students
who seem distracted, stressed, angry or absent from class
when such situations occur.
Involvement in the judicial system can also significantly
increase the risk of suicide among students. One study at the
University of Utah found that, “
A single encounter with the
juvenile justice system doubled the odds of suicide for a
youth (compared to nonreferred youths). Eight or more
referrals led to a fivefold increase in the odds of suicide. The
connection between juvenile offenses and suicide risk, while
correlational, is shocking and significant.” (Poulson,
Barton (2003).
A Third Voice: A Review of Empirical Research
on the Psychological Outcomes of
Restorative Justice
Utah
Law Review. 2003(1): 167-203. University of Utah S.J.
Quinney College of Law. )
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
Some colleges and universities use Restorative Justice (RJ)
practices to address student offenses and crimes. Restorative
justice views crime as primarily a violation of people and
relationships, versus criminal justice, which views crime as a
violation of the law. Restorative justice (RJ) focuses on four
basic questions: