Dr Jasmine Bruce

JASMINE is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Law School, UNSW, Sydney. Her main research interests include (i) the use of restorative justice approaches in the criminal justice system and (ii) the legal profession, stress and wellbeing.

Jasmine is currently a Chief Investigator on an ARC Linkage project evaluating wellbeing programs for lawyers and support staff (will Janet Chan and Suzanne Poynton and Legal Aid NSW). She was previously a Research Fellow on an ARC Discovery project led by Professor Janet Chan on the legal profession titled `Legal culture, work stress and professional practice: a study of Australian lawyers`. 

She has recently completed a study with Meredith Rossner (UWS) on the process of Forum Sentencing - a restorative justice program for adult offenders in NSW. This project was funded by the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice. Jasmine has also completed a major piece of research for her doctorate on the role of facilitators in restorative justice processes in a youth justice setting. Her project experience includes working on an ARC Linkage project on restorative justice for victims and serious offenders (with Janet Chan, Jane Bolitho, Jenny Bargen and Corrective Services NSW).

Jasmine has recently completed an edited collection (with Dr Jane Bolitho and Associate Professor Gail Mason) on the use of restorative justice for adult offenders and victims of crime which is published as part of the Sydney Institute of Criminology Monograph series. Information about other publications can be found on her the UNSW Law Staff Profile

Prior to joining the UNSW Law School, Jasmine worked as a researcher at Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, taught Criminology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW, and worked as a Project Officer at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Her main areas of research interest include: Restorative justice, Facilitation, Conferencing processes (for juvenile and adult offenders, and victims of serious crime), Professional practice and socialisation, The legal profession, Mental health and wellbeing, and Qualitative research methods (interviews and participant observation).

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Bolitho J; Bruce J; Mason G, (eds.), 2012, Restorative Justice: Adults and Emerging Practice, 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.5553/ijrj.000003

Poynton S; Chan J; Vogt M; Grunseit A; Bruce J, 2018, 'Assessing the Effectiveness of Welbeing Initiatives for Lawyers and Support Staff', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 41, pp. 584 - 619

Rossner M; Bruce J, 2018, 'Trajectories and typologies of pre-sentence restorative justice rituals', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. 51, pp. 502 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004865817749263

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10282580.2017.1348896

Rossner M; Bruce J, 2016, 'Community Participation in Restorative Justice: Rituals, Reintegration, and Quasi-Professionalization', Victims and Offenders, vol. 11, pp. 107 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15564886.2015.1125980

McDermott S; Bruce J; Muir K; Ramia I; Fisher KR; Bullen J, 2016, 'Reducing hospitalisation among people living with severe mental illness', Australian Health Review, vol. 40, pp. 124 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH15073

Chan JB; Bruce J; Gonsalves R, 2014, 'Seeking and finding: Creative processes of 21st century painters', Poetics, vol. 48, pp. 21 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.poetic.2014.11.001

Chan JB; Poynton S; Bruce J, 2014, 'Lawyering, Stress and Work Culture: An Australian Study', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 37, pp. 1062 - 1102, http://www.unswlawjournal.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/t2_chan_poynton_and_bruce.pdf

Bruce J, 2013, 'Understanding 'Back Stage' and 'Front Stage' Work in Restorative Justice Conferences: The Benefits of Using Ethnographic Techniques', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 25, pp. 517 - 526, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=481590331154313;res=IELHSS

Book Chapters

Bruce J, 2012, 'What Standards for Restorative Justice and Adults? Issues in practitioner training and accreditation', in Bolitho J; Bruce J; Mason G (ed.), Restorative Justice: Adults and Emerging Practice, edn. Original, Institute of Criminology, Sydney, pp. 173 - 193