2nd Edition

A Restorative Justice Reader

Edited By Gerry Johnstone Copyright 2012
    480 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Willan

    480 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Willan

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    A Restorative Justice Reader brings together carefully chosen extracts from the most important and influential contributions to the literature of restorative justice, accompanying these with an informative commentary providing context and explanation. It includes works by both well known advocates of restorative justice and by some of the key critics of the restorative justice movement.

    The new edition has been thoroughly revised to take account of the rapid expansion of the literature of restorative justice over the last decade. Classical readings are accompanied by more recent literature representing the most significant contributions to research, discussion and debate concerning restorative justice.

    Part A: Overviews and early inspirations  Introduction  1. A new paradigm arises, Ross London  2. The meaning of restorative justice, Gerry Johnstone and Daniel W. Van Ness  3. Retributive justice, restorative justice, Howard Zehr  4. Conflicts as property, Nils Christie  5. Restitution: a new paradigm of criminal justice, Randy E. Barnett  6. Restorative justice and a better future, John Braithwaite  Part B: Practices, applications and their rationales  Introduction  7. The Kitchener experiment, Dean E. Peachey  8.  Encounter, Daniel W. Van Ness and Karen Heetderks Strong  9. The future of mediation, Robert A. Baruch Bush and Joseph G. Folger  10. Strategy for Community Conferences: Emotions and Social Bonds, Suzanne M. Retzinger and Thomas J. Scheff  11. Peacemaking circles, Kay Pranis  12. Navajo restorative justice: the law of equality and justice, Robert Yazzie and James W. Zion  13. Restorative justice and prisons, Kimmett Edgar and Tim Newell  14. Restorative justice and police-led cautioning practice, David O’Mahony and Jonathan Doak  15. Restorative justice, gendered violence, and indigenous women, Julie Stubbs  16. Responding to hate crimes through restorative justice dialogue, Robert B. Coates, Mark S. Umbreit and Betty Vos  17. Restorative justice and reparations, Margaret Urban Walker  Part C: Philosophies and values  Introduction  18. Returning to the Teachings, Rupert Ross  19. Needs-based justice as restorative, Dennis Sullivan and Larry Tifft  20. Seeking socio-ethical grounds for restorative justice, Lode Walgrave  21. Restorative justice and the philosophical theories of criminal punishment, Conrad G. Brunk  Part D: Evaluating restorative justice  Introduction  22. Evaluation and restorative justice principles, Howard Zehr  23. Does restorative justice work?, John Braithwaite  24. Restorative justice: the evidence, Lawrence W. Sherman and Heather Strang  25. Reducing recidivism: a task for restorative justice, Gwen Robinson and Joanna Shapland  26 Repair or revenge?, Heather Strang  Part E: Controversies and critical issues  Introduction  27. Restorative justice: the real story, Kathleen Daly  28. Responsibilities, rights and restorative justice, Andrew Ashworth  29. The virtues of restorative processes, the vices of ‘restorative justice’, Paul H. Robinson  30. Some sociological reflections on restorative justice, Anthony Bottoms  31. Justice anew, George Pavlich  32. The seductive vision of restorative justice, Annalise Acorn.



    Gerry Johnstone is Professor of Law and Research Director at the University of Hull.

    Whether you are new to restorative justice or not, this second edition of Johnstone's Reader is a fantastic and valuable resource.  It has many new selections from varied perspectives, and showcases restorative justice as a dynamic, evolving, and serious field of scholarship and practice.

    Kathleen Daly, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University

    Gerry Johnstone has prepared an excellent collection of texts on restorative justice that is an indispensable resource to students of restorative justice throughout the world. This edition is not merely updated from his excellent first edition but includes important new material from recent research and writing as well. This is an invaluable addition to any collection on the topic.

    Daniel W. Van Ness, executive director of the Centre for Justice and Reconciliation at Prison Fellowship International.