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Restorative Justice

Adults and Emerging Practice

By Jane Bolitho, Jasmine Bruce, Gail Mason

© 2013 – Federation Press

272 pages

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Current experimentations with approaches to restorative justice for adult offenders represents a compelling new direction in the criminal justice system. This book examines the values and challenges of restorative justice for adult offenders, victims and communities. The discussion is situated within current debate, available research, and the international literature. In canvassing the structure, content, and delivery of key Australian and New Zealand restorative justice programs for adult offenders, the distinguished authors offer critical analysis of the emergence and impact of program developements for practitioners and professionals.

This collection brings together stimulating and informed articles by experienced practitioners, leading academics and new researchers in the field. It also offers valuable insights into emerging restorative justice practice for adult offenders and provides a real alternative to the adversarial justice system.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Background Foreword – John Braithwaite. Restorative Justice: from Juveniles to Adults Jasmine Bruce, Gail Mason and Jane Bolitho Restorative Justice for Adults: Should We Do More? Jane Bolitho Restorative Justice, Adult Offenders and the Court System Michael King Part 2: Showcasing Recent Developments Forum Sentencing: Using Research and Experience to Improve Practice Dean Hart and Gabriela Pirc Restorative Justice and Adult Offending: Twelve Years of Post-sentence Practice Kate Milner Australian Indigenous Sentencing Courts: Restoring Culture in the Sentencing Court Process Elena Marchetti Recent Developments within Restorative Justice in Aotearoa/New Zealand Helen Bowen, Jim Boyack and Janet Calder-Watson Part 3: Emerging and Critical Issues Restorative Justice for Victims of Adult Crime: An Exploration of Theory and Evidence Kelly Richards Best Practice in Restorative Justice Conference Facilitation: Some Big Ideas John McDonald What Standards for Restorative Justice and Adults? Issues in Practitioner Training and Accreditation Jasmine Bruce Justice for Gendered Violence: What Does Restorative Justice Offer? Julie Stubbs Emotion Across the Lifecourse: The Case for Restorative Justice with Adults Meredith Rossner Part 4: Lessons and Future Directions Conclusion: Emerging Practice and Future Directions Heather Strang

About the Authors

Jane Bolitho is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales. Past work has investigated the practice of youth justice conferencing; current research concerns restorative justice for adult offenders convicted of serious crime. She teaches restorative justice to both undergraduate and postgraduate students at the university.

Dr Jasmine Bruce is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales. Her research is about the work of facilitators in restorative justice processes, such as conferencing, in relation to minor and serious crime, and in the context of juvenile and adult criminal justice settings.

Gail Mason is Associate Professor in the Sydney Law School and Co- Director of the Institute of Criminology. Her research interests centre on crime, social justice and exclusion, particularly hate crime and its governance under law. She is currently leading an international comparison of regulatory responses, including restorative justice, to hate crime.

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