Restorative Justice: Ideas, Practices, Debates / Edition 1

Restorative Justice: Ideas, Practices, Debates / Edition 1

by Gerry Johnstone

ISBN-10: 1903240425

ISBN-13: 9781903240427

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Table of Contents

2Central themes and critical issues10
Core themes11
Differences which have surfaced in the move from margins to mainstream15
The claims of restorative justice: a brief examination21
Some limitations of restorative justice25
Some dangers of restorative justice29
Debunking restorative justice32
3Reviving restorative justice traditions36
The rebirth of an ancient practice36
Pre-modern criminal justice37
The renaissance of native justice traditions43
Navajo peacemaking44
Can one characterise ancient and indigenous justice as restorative?47
Can one revive restorative justice traditions?49
Conclusion: did restorative justice ever die?59
4Healing the victim62
The experiences and needs of victims64
The inadequacy of punitive justice for the victim67
Victim reforms70
Restitution from the offender74
Beyond restitution: restoring victims76
Restorative justice or 'clubbing together'?78
Using victims to rehabilitate offenders81
Paternalism towards victims83
Balancing the needs of the victim with those of society84
5A restorative approach to offenders87
Restorative justice as an alternative to retributive justice88
Restorative justice as an alternative to treatment94
The goals and methods of restorative justice in relation to offenders95
An alternative to punishment or an alternative form of punishment?106
An alternative to treatment?111
6Shame, apology and forgiveness114
Restorative cautioning115
The psychological routes of restorative conferencing116
The idea of reintegrative shaming118
Some questions about shaming123
Apology and forgiveness132
7Mediation, participation and the role of community136
Introduction: handling criminal conflicts136
The rationale for the restorative justice process140
Achieving restorative goals141
Moral development and the strengthening of community144
The role of community151
8The future of restorative justice161
Implementing restorative justice: the paths less likely163
The implementation of restorative techniques166
Restorative justice and the pattern of penal control169
The future of restorative justice research170
Appendix to chapter 3: the theological roots of judicial punishment172

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