Restoring Justice: An Introduction to Restorative Justice

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Restoring Justice: An Introduction to Restorative Justice offers a clear and convincing explanation of restorative justice, a movement within criminal justice with growing worldwide influence. It explores the broad appeal of this new vision and offers a brief history of its development. The book presents a theoretical foundation for the principles and values of restorative justice and develops its four cornerpost ideas of encounter, amends, inclusion and reintegration. After exploring how restorative justice ideas and values may be integrated into policy and practice, it presents a series of key issues commonly raised about restorative justice, summarizing various perspectives on each.

  • Van Ness and Strong are renowned scholars in the field of restorative justice.
  • Appendices include a case study to help illustrate the concepts of the text and internet resources on topics in restorative justice.

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Part Two The Cornerposts of Restorative Justice
Part Three The Challenge of Restorative Justice
When Ed and David Broke into Mildreds House and Took Things
Appendix 2 Internet Resources on Topics in Restorative Justice
Select Bibliography
Subject Index
Author Index

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About the author (2010)

Dan Van Ness is currently Executive Director of the Centre for Justice and Reconciliation at Prison Fellowship International and is a recognized world expert on restorative justice. He has been a lawyer, lobbyist, professor and community organizer. He is the author of several books including Crime and Its Victims.

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