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1st Edition

Restorative Justice
Philosophy to Practice

ISBN 9780754621478
Published February 28, 2013 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

The astonishing development of restorative justice practice over the past decade has inspired creative new thinking about the philosophy of punishment and principles of justice.  Many of the questions raised in this book – such as the relationship between restorative and retributive justice and the values and processes which should guide restorative practice – are the subject of intense debates.  With contributions from many of the most distinguished scholars in the field, this book analyzes the gap between philosophy and practice and the need for practice to be more informed by philosophy.  This volume is a milestone in the development of those underlying principles which will direct the progress of restorative justice in the future.

Table of Contents

Contents: Restorative justice: courts and civil society, The Hon. Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE; Reforming criminal justice: the potential of restorative justice, Allison Morris and Warren Young; Revisiting the relationship between retributive and restorative justice, Kathleen Daly ; Empowerment and retribution in criminal justice, Charles Barton ; Restorative justice: retribution, confession and shame, Seumas Miller and John Blackler; Restorative justice and reoffending, Gabrielle Maxwell and Allison Morris; Young women offenders and the challenge for restorative justice, Christine Alder; Values and restorative justice in schools, Valerie Braithwaite; Republicanism and restorative justice: an explanatory and normative connection, John Braithwaite and Philip Pettit; Restorative justice and the republican theory of criminal justice: an exercise in normative theorizing on restorative justice, Lode Walgrove; Decolonising restoration and justice in transitional cultures, Mark Findlay; Connecting philosophy and practice, John Braithwaite and Heather Strang; Index.

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Heather Strang The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia worked as a criminologist at the Australian Institute of Criminology before moving to the Australian National University in 1994. She runs the RISE experiment on restorative justice in Canberra and is a leading expert on homicide and on victimology.

John Braithwaite The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia is a scholar of business regulation and criminal justice.