Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation / Edition 1

Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation / Edition 1

by John Braithwaite
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195158393

ISBN-13: 9780195158397

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Braithwaite's argument against punitive justice systems and for restorative justice systems establishes that there are good theoretical and empirical grounds for anticipating that well designed restorative justice processes will restore victims, offenders, and communities better than existing criminal justice practices. Counterintuitively, he also shows that a

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Braithwaite's argument against punitive justice systems and for restorative justice systems establishes that there are good theoretical and empirical grounds for anticipating that well designed restorative justice processes will restore victims, offenders, and communities better than existing criminal justice practices. Counterintuitively, he also shows that a restorative justice system may deter, incapacitate, and rehabilitate more effectively than a punitive system. This is particularly true when the restorative justice system is embedded in a responsive regulatory framework that opts for deterrence only after restoration repeatedly fails, and incapacitation only after escalated deterrence fails. Braithwaite's empirical research demonstrates that active deterrence under the dynamic regulatory pyramid that is a hallmark of the restorative justice system he supports, is far more effective than the passive deterrence that is notable in the stricter "sentencing grid" of current criminal justice systems.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195158397
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Studies in Crime and Public Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1The Fall and Rise of Restorative Justice3
2Responsive Regulation29
3Does Restorative Justice Work?45
4Theories That Might Explain Why Restorative Justice Works73
5Worries about Restorative Justice137
6World Peacemaking169
7Sustainable Development211
8Transforming the Legal System239
References269
Index297

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