A Restorative Justice Reader
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.
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.