Restorative Community Justice

Repairing Harm and Transforming Communities

By

  • Gordon Bazemore
  • Mara Schiff

An anthology of original essays, this book presents debates over practice, theory, and implementation of restorative justice. Attention is focused on the movement’s direction toward a more holistic, community-oriented approach to criminal justice intervention.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2001
  • Imprint: ANDERSON PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 978-1-58360-506-6


Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction

Part II: Foundations of Restorative Community Justice

1. What and Why Now: Understanding Restorative Justice

2. Satisfaction Guaranteed? The Meaning of Satisfaction in Restorative Justice

3. Responsibility and Restorative Justice

Part III: The Context of Restorative Community Justice: Stakeholder and Organizational Roles

4. Restorative Justice for Crime Victims: The Promise, The Challenge

5. Restorative Justice and the Offender: The Challenge of Reintegration

6. Community Justice: Transforming Communities Through Restorative Justice?

7. Infancy, Adolescence, and Restorative Justice: Strategies for Promoting Organizational Reform

Part IV: The Content: Practice and Intervention in Restorative Community Justice

8. Restorative Conferencing

9. Community Reparative Boards in Vermont

10. Guiding Principles for Designing Peacemaking Circles

Part V: Critical Perspectives on the Restorative Community  Justice Ideal

11. Restorative Justice, Indigenous Justice, and Human Rights

12. Positive Youth Development, Restorative Justice, and the Crisis of Abandoned Youth

13. Restorative Justice, Social Justice, and the Empowerment of Marginalized Populations

Part VI: The Future of Restorative Community Justice

14. Dangers and Opportunities of Restorative Community Justice: A Response to Critics

15. Exploring and Shaping the Future