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Restorative Justice: Theoretical foundations

ISBN 9781903240830
Published November 1, 2002 by Willan
372 Pages

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Book Description

This book brings together a selection of papers originally presented and discussed at the fourth international restorative justice conference, held at the University of Tübingen. The contributors include many of the leading authorities in the field of restorative justice, and they provide a comprehensive review of the theoretical foundations underlying this rapidly expanding movement. Restorative Justice: Theoretical foundations addresses a wide range of fundamental questions about restorative justice,considering amongst other things ways in which conceptual pitfalls can be avoided, and how traditional models of peacemaking and healing developed in traditional societies can be integrated into the justice systems of late modern societies. Overall it provides an authoritative overview of contemporary thinking about restorative justice and will be essential reading for anybody concerned with the future direction of criminal justice and criminal justice systems. leading world authorities address the theoretical foundations of restorative justicea rapidly expanding area within criminal justiceincludes chapters on restorative justice as applied to corporate crime, family violence and cases of extreme violence

Table of Contents

Contents Preface 1 The shape of things to come: a framework for thinking about a restorative justice system, Daniel W. Van Ness 2 Journey to belonging, Howard Zehr 3 Restorative justice and the politics of decolonization, Chris Cunneen 4 Justified Criticism, misunderstanding, or important steps on the road to acceptance?, Martin Wright and Guy Masters 5 From community to dominion: in search of social values for restorative justice, Lode Walgrave 6 Deconstructing restoration: the promise of restorative justice, George Pavlich 7 Restorative justice theory validation, Paul McCold and Ted Wachtel 8 Restorative justice and the future of diversion and informal social control, Gordon Bazemore and Colleen McLeod 9 Restorative conferencing for juveniles in the United States: prevalence, process and practice, Mara Schiff and Gordon Bazemore 10 Restorative justice for children: in need of procedural safeguards and standards, Christian Eliaerts and Els Dumortier 11 From the 'sword' to dialogue: towards a 'dialectic' basis for penal mediation, Grazia Mannozzi 12 Punishment, guilt and spirit in restorative justice: an essay in legal and religious anthropology, Robert MacKay 13 The role of shame, guilt and remorse in restorative justice processes for young people, Gabrielle Maxwell and Allison Morris 14 Peacemaking and community harmony: lessons (and admonitions) from the Navajo peacemaking courts, L. Thomas Winfree Jr. 15 From philosophical abstraction to restorative action, from senseless retribution to meaningful restitution: just deserts and restorative justice revisited, Ezzat A. Fattah 16 Restorative justice: present prospects and future directions?, Elmar G. M. Weitekamp Index

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