Restorative Justice and Family Violence

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Overview

This book addresses one of the most controversial topics in restorative justice: its potential for resolving conflicts within families. It focuses on feminist and indigenous concerns in family violence that may warrant special caution in applying restorative justice. At the same time, it looks for ways of designing a place for restorative interventions that respond to these concerns.

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'... all contributions provide intelligent commentaries on this troubled field of practice. Read together, they provide a critical discourse on restorative justice when it is applied in family violence cases, expanding the reader's understanding about this complex set of issues. This book has relevance for lawyers, police workers, and policy makers; as well, family counsellors and human service workers need to read this book.' Journal of Family Studies
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521818469
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/29/2002
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Strang is Director in the Centre for Restorative Justice, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University.

John Braithwaite is a Professor in the Centre for Restorative Justice, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University.

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Table of Contents

1. Restorative justice and family violence John Braitwaite and Heather Strang; 2. Restorative values and confronting family violence Kay Pranis; 3. Domestic violence and women's safety: feminist challenges to restorative justice Julie Stubbs; 4. Sexual assault and restorative justice Kathleen Daly; 5. Children and family violence: restorative messages from New Zealand Allison Morris; 6. Feminist praxi: making family group conferencing work Joan Pennell and Gail Burford; 7. Transformative justice: anti-subordination processes in cases of domestic violence Donna Coker; 8. Balance in the response to family violence: challenging restorative principles Gordon Bazemore and Twila Hugley Earle; 9. Lessons from the mediation obsession: ensuring that sentencing 'alternatives' focus on indigenous self-determination Larissa Behrendt; 10. Restorative justice and Aboriginal family violence: opening a space for healing Harry Blagg; 11. Using restorative justice processes in developing ways of addressing family violence in Aboriginal communities Loretta Kelly; 12. Domestic violence and restorative justice initiatives: who pays if we get it wrong? Ruth Busch.

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