Restorative Justice: Philosophy to Practice

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A dozen essays from a 1999 conference at the Australian National University in which criminologists, scholars from other disciplines, and police practitioners reevaluate the philosophy of restorative justice in light of a decade of its growing practice in the courts. They explore such aspects as the relationship between restorative and retributive justice, and the values and processes that should guide restorative practice. One conclusion is that practice should be more informed by theory. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754621478
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/2000
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1 Restorative Justice: Courts and Civil Society 1
2 Reforming Criminal Justice: The Potential of Restorative Justice 11
3 Revisiting the Relationship between Retributive and Restorative Justice 33
4 Empowerment and Retribution in Criminal Justice 55
5 Restorative Justice: Retribution, Confession and Shame 77
6 Restorative Justice and Reoffending 93
7 Young Women Offenders and the Challenge for Restorative Justice 105
8 Values and Restorative Justice in Schools 121
9 Republicanism and Restorative Justice: An Explanatory and Normative Connection 145
10 Restorative Justice and the Republican Theory of Criminal Justice: An Exercise in Normative Theorising on Restorative Justice 165
11 Decolonising Restoration and Justice in Transitional Cultures 185
12 Connecting Philosophy and Practice 203
Index 221
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