Restorative Justice and Civil Society

Restorative Justice and Civil Society

by Heather Strang, John Braithwaite
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052100053X

ISBN-13: 9780521000536

Pub. Date: 05/14/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

It is widely recognized that centralized state solutions to criminal justice have failed to truly provide security in communities. These 14 contributions explore the notion of restorative justice as an antidote to that problem. In a nutshell, restorative justice relies on the local knowledge of communities to discuss ways in which transgressions may be healed rather

Overview

It is widely recognized that centralized state solutions to criminal justice have failed to truly provide security in communities. These 14 contributions explore the notion of restorative justice as an antidote to that problem. In a nutshell, restorative justice relies on the local knowledge of communities to discuss ways in which transgressions may be healed rather than compounding danger with an endless cycle of punishment and retribution unaccountable to the local level. Beginning with an examination of community justice initiatives in South Africa, the essays explore such topics as how the protestant ethic can lead to either pacifism or bombings, non-coercive community controls over individuals, the crime victim movement as a force in civil society, the issue of reparations, and the ability to harmonize concepts of restorative justice and school discipline.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521000536
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/14/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsvii
Prefacexi
1Introduction: Restorative Justice and Civil Society1
2Transforming Security: A South African Experiment14
3Two Protestant Ethics and the Spirit of Restoration35
4The Force of Community56
5The Crime Victim Movement as a Force in Civil Society69
6Reparations and Restorative Justice: Responding to the Gross Violation of Human Rights83
7Restorative Justice and Civil Society in Melanesia: The Case of Papua New Guinea99
8Restorative Justice in Everyday Life114
9Community Conferencing as a Special Case of Conflict Transformation130
10Restorative Justice and the Need for Restorative Environments in Bureaucracies and Corporations149
11'If your only tool is a hammer, all your problems will look like nails'165
12Restorative Justice and School Discipline: Mutually Exclusive?180
13The School System: Developing its Capacity in the Regulation of a Civil Society195
14Security and Justice for All211
Bibliography222
Index242

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