Restoring Justice provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practices of restorative justice. The book reflects the profuseness of the restorative justice approach, by presenting the process analyses with clinical relevance and theoretical thinking, along with ethical and social significance. The book also explores the principles of juridical options and a broad sociological context analysis. The book is divided into three parts, comprised of 10 chapters. The first part provides an overview of the concept of restorative justice starting with a discussion about visions and patterns, and a review of how these two factors can obstruct justice. The second chapter discusses the history of restorative justice and the way it developed into a new pattern of thinking. The first part of the book also covers the principles and values of restorative justice and presents a visual model of its practices. The second part of the book includes chapters 4 to 7, which feature the cornerstones of restorative justice: encounter, amends, reintegration and inclusion. The last part of the book, which is comprised of chapters 8 to 10, presents the challenge of restorative justice in a contemporary criminal justice setting. The book also features appendices that present a case study and a list of Internet resources on topics in restorative justice. Restoring Justice is an excellent resource for students and professionals in the criminal justice field. Non-experts who are interested in the complex world of restorative justice history, processes, and ideas will also find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

Dedication Comments on Previous Editions of Restoring Justice Foreword Part One The Concept of Restorative Justice Chapter 1 Visions and Patterns: How Patterns of Thinking can Obstruct Justice An Ancient Pattern A Shift in Thinking Critiques Pointing to a New Pattern Conclusion Notes Chapter 2 A Brief History of Restorative Justice: The Development of a New Pattern of Thinking The Term “Restorative Justice” Explorers of Restorative Justice Theory Programs Offering Restorative Processes Incorporation of Restorative Justice into Criminal Justice Systems Timeline of Significant Developments Related to Restorative Processes Conclusion Notes Chapter 3 Restorative Justice: Justice That Promotes Healing Definition of Restorative Justice Principles of Restorative Justice Values of Restorative Justice Restorative Justice or Restorative Practices? Restorative Justice as Opposed to What? Does Restorative Justice Work? Restorative Justice: A Visual Model Conclusion Notes Part Two The Cornerposts of Restorative Justice Chapter 4 Encounter Mediation Conferencing Circles Impact Panels Elements of Encounter Issues Conclusion Notes Chapter 5 Amends Apology Changed Behavior Restitution Generosity Issues Related to Restitution Conclusion Notes Chapter 6 Reintegration Victims Offenders Reintegration Building a Reintegrative Response Reintegrating Communities Conclusion Notes Part Three The Challenge of Restorative Justice Chapter 8 Making Restorative Ju


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