Diana Batchelor

Diana Batchelor
University of Oxford | OX · Centre for Criminology

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Diana's research focuses on justice from the victim's perspective, particularly victim expectations and experiences of communication with the offender.

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The myth that restorative justice is the opposite of retributive justice persists, despite a long history of rhetorical challenges. Only empirical evidence can advance the debate, so this article investigates the relationship between punishment and victim–offender communication from the victim’s perspective. Interviews with 40 victims of crime esta...
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This booklet is for anyone who is thinking about having contact with someone who committed a crime against them. It is based on interviews with people who were victims and survivors of lots of different types of crime. They describe why they wanted to communicate with the offender, what they got out of it, and how they felt when things didn’t go to...
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Pre-print available at: https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:cc1739a2-616f-4d07-8b25-cecef8894016
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For some victims, meeting their offender can have a transformative effect on their lives. But what happens when expectations aren’t met, or the process doesn’t go to plan? In this brief article published in Resolution #62, Diana Batchelor shares some examples of such cases from her research, and the often positive impact the process still had on th...
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BOOK REVIEW: Inge Vanfraechem, Daniela Bolivar & Ivo Aertsen, Victims and restorative justice, Abingdon, Routledge, 2015, 278 pp, ISBN 978-0-415-81066-1 (hbk)
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‘Victim wellbeing’ is a phrase often linked to restorative justice, but what does that look like in practice? In this article, Greg Smith (restorative justice development manager at Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service (TVRJS)), Diana Batchelor (PhD researcher at Oxford University, and independent evaluation researcher for TVRJS) and Becci Sea...
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A straightforward, personal description of my research on when victims of crime choose to participate in restorative justice processes. This summary is short, statistics-free and all about the implications. For the full article see Restoring Choice: The Relationship Between Offence Seriousness, Intervening Time and Victims' Responses to the Offer o...
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This study investigates victims’ responses to the offer of involvement in a restorative intervention. It tests the hypotheses that victims’ choices are related to the seriousness of the offense (H1), and that this relationship is moderated by how long after the offense the restorative intervention is offered (H2). A cross-sectional, between-subject...

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We are investigating whether men’s experience of social identity threat reduces their receptivity to discussions about sexism and their engagement in gender activism. The specific aims of this project are to: a) establish whether discussions about men’s violence against women contextually activate men’s social identity threat, which in turn predicts their negative reactions to these discussions and reduces their engagement in gender activism; and b) identify variables which mitigate identity threat and enhance message receptivity.