The Little Book of Restorative Justice: A bestselling book by one of the founders of the movement

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Good Books, Jan 1, 2002 - Law - 74 pages
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     How should we as a society respond to wrongdoing? When a crime occurs or an injustice is done, what needs to happen? What does justice require? Restorative justice is a process to involve, to the extent possible, those who have a stake in a specific offense and to collectively identify and address harms, needs, and obligations, in order to heal and put things as right as possible.  

     Written by the founder of the restorative justice movement.

     
     Vengeance and bitter violence have had their turns -- without redemptive results. How should we as a society respond to wrongdoing? When a crime occurs or an injustice is done, what needs to happen? What does justice require? 

     Howard Zehr, known worldwide for his pioneering work in transforming our understandings of justice, here proposes workable Principles and Practices for making restorative justice both possible and useful. First he explores how restorative justice is different from criminal justice. Then, before letting those appealing observations drift out of reach, into theoretical space, Zehr presents Restorative Justice Practices. 

     Zehr undertakes a massive and complex subject and puts it in graspable form, without reducing or trivializing it. This is a handbook, a vehicle for moving our society toward healing and wholeness. This is a sourcebook, a starting point for handling brokenness with hard work and hope. This resource is also suitable for academic classes and workshops, for conferences and trainings. 

     By the author of Changing Lenses; Transcending: Reflections of Crime Victims; and Doing Life: Reflections of Men and Women Serving Life Sentences.

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Review: The Little Book of Restorative Justice: A bestselling book by one of the founders of the movement

User Review  - Paige - Goodreads

Zehr's book is indeed little but does a good job of communicating the basic tenets of restorative justice in a concise, easy to understand manner. One of the best components of this book is Zehr's ... Read full review

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User Review  - sbsolter - LibraryThing

It was informative, but it didn't go into as much depth as I liked (although that was clearly not the intention of the book). It was also a bit repetitive. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

     
     Howard Zehr is widely known as “the grandfather of restorative justice.” Since 1996 he has been Professor of Restorative Justice at the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA, an international graduate program for justice and peacebuilding practitioners. 

     Howard has published several other portrait/interview books including Doing Life: Reflections of Men and Women Serving Life Sentences and Transcending: Reflections of Crime Victims (both with Good Books). He has authored numerous other books and publications; best known are The Little Book of Restorative Justice (Good Books) and Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice.

     He is a frequent speaker and consultant on justice issues in North America and internationally. Zehr has also worked professionally as a photographer.

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