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Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice
Critical Issues

First Edition
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May 2003 | 238 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'The book embodies a timely collection of restorative justice topics and is well structured with some of the most learned authorities in the field' - Magistrate

'The team which teaches the Open University's Crime Order and Social Control course has long been publishing teaching materials which are gratefully purloined by colleagues elsewhere for use in their own courses. In producing this book they have gone much further than this: not only have they selected an indispensable range of mainly previously published readings, they have also placed them in a theoretical context and succinctly summarised the debates which are taking place and some which need to take place but as yet are in their infancy' - Vista

Restorative Justice brings together key international writings that trace the development of restorative justice from its diverse beginnings to current global policies and practices. The collection is constructed around the following themes:the theoretical origins of restorative justice; the key principles and substantive practices associated with restorative justice; controversial issues and debates; and future directions and possibilities. A substantial editorial introduction will provide readers with an authorative guide to the critical issues facing restorative justice at the beginning of the 21st century.

Eugene McLaughlin et al
Theorizing Restorative Justice
N Christie
Crimes as Property
K Harris
Moving into a New Millennium
Toward a Feminist Vision of Justice

J Tauri and A Morris
Reforming Justice
The Potential of Maori Processes

H Zehr and H Mika
Fundamental Concepts of Restorative Justice
J Braithwaite
Restorative Justice and a Better Future
M Umbreit and H Zehr
Restorative Family Group Conferences
Differing Models and Guidelines for Practice

G Bazemore and C T Griffiths
Conferences, Circles, Boards and Mediations
The New Wave of Community Justice Decision Making

R Young and B Gould
Restorative Justice Cautioning in Aylesbury - From Degrading to Reintegrative Shaming Ceremonies?
J Dignan and P Marsh
Restorative Justice and Family Group Conferences in England
Current State and Future Prospects

C Adler Young
Women Offenders and the Challenge of Restorative Justice
A Morris and L Gelsthorpe
Revisioning Men's Violence against Female Partners
M Levi Suite
Justice or Sweet Charity? Some Explorations of Shaming and Incapacitating
J Braithwaite
Restorative Justice and Social Justice
A Ashworth
Is Restorative Justice the Way Forward for Criminal Justice?
C Cuneen
Critical Thinking about Restorative Justice
K Daly
Restorative Justice
The Real Story

A Crawford and T Clear
Community Justice
Transforming Communities through Restorative Justice


"The introduction is presented in such a way that the reader is very much enticed to continue reading. This book was very worthwhile. The book's approach to concepts, application, and challenges was appropriate."

Thomas Underwood
Joint Center on Violence and Victim Studies

not enough relevance to learning outcomes

Mrs Margaret Gough
CUC health and social care, Coventry University
February 8, 2015

This book is very good source for my students working on their assignment which is about the UK restorative justice system, easy to read and current. Students have told me they think it is a good read !

Mr Peter Norton
Uniformed public services, Sheffield College
December 11, 2012

This book should be viewed as key contribution to the restorative justice debate, its discussions are central as to whether Restorative Justice is the way ahead for justice, addressing the harm caused by crime, involving victim and offender.

Miss Frances Jackson
Public Services, Peterborough Regional College
March 11, 2012

Agian, opnly one aspect of ther course. Useful to that aspect but not sufficiently broad to recommend purchase.

Mr Julian Robertshaw
School of Forensic and Inestigative Science, University of Central Lancashire
April 15, 2011

A worthy addition to the bookshelf for students who are interested in RJ

Dr Carol Borland Jones
Social Science , Gloucestershire University
December 9, 2009

Eugene McLaughlin

Eugene McLaughlin is Professor of Criminology and co-director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Research. He is also a member of the Centre for Law Justice and Journalism. He completed his postgraduate criminology studies at the University of Cambridge and the University of Sheffield. Eugene has held various academic appointments including at the University of Hong Kong, the Open University and the University of Southampton. He has also been Visiting Professor at the Department of Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, the Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Distinguished... More About Author

Ross Fergusson

Gordon Hughes

Louise Westmarland

My research interests include gender and the police, violence and integrity and ethics in the criminal justice system. I’m also interested in ethnographic research methods, danger, fear and situations where privileged access leads to dilemmas for researchers. In the past I have published articles on police informers and the way they are regulated and the effect of this upon rights and justice. More recently I’ve completed a book about research methods in criminology. My other recent research projects have included studying women bouncers and violence in the context of social control of the night time economy (ESRC Grant reference: RES-000... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761942092