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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.
Table of Contents
|Comments on Previous Editions of Restoring Justice||p. v|
|The Concept of Restorative Justice||p. 1|
|Visions and Patterns: How Patterns of Thinking can Obstruct Justice||p. 3|
|An Ancient Pattern||p. 6|
|A Shift in Thinking||p. 9|
|Critiques Pointing to a New Pattern||p. 12|
|Informal Justice||p. 12|
|Indigenous Justice||p. 13|
|Victim's Rights and Assistance||p. 15|
|Prison Abolition||p. 16|
|Social Justice||p. 17|
|A Brief History of Restorative Justice: The Development of a New Pattern of Thinking||p. 21|
|The Term "Restorative Justice"||p. 21|
|Exlorers of Restoratvie Justice Theory||p. 24|
|Programs Offering Restorative Processes||p. 26|
|Victim-Offender Mediation||p. 26|
|Incorporation of Restorative Justice into Criminal Justice Systems||p. 30|
|Timeline of Significant Developments Related to Restorative Processes||p. 31|
|Restorative Justice: Justice that Promotes Healing||p. 41|
|Definition of Restorative Justice||p. 41|
|Principles of Restorative Justice||p. 43|
|Values of Restorative Justice||p. 47|
|Restorative Justice or Restorative Practices?||p. 50|
|Restorative Justice as Opposed to What?||p. 50|
|Does Restorative Justice Work?||p. 53|
|Restorative Justice: A Visual Model||p. 54|
|The Cornerposts of Restorative Justice||p. 61|
|Impact Panels||p. 71|
|Elements of Encounter||p. 73|
|Minimizing Coercion||p. 75|
|Parties Involved||p. 76|
|Accountability for Conduct and Outcomes of Encounters||p. 80|
|Changed Behavior||p. 86|
|Issues Related to Restitution||p. 89|
|Who Should Receive Restitution?||p. 89|
|Should Restitution Reflect the Seriousness of the Offense or of the Injury?||p. 92|
|For Which Injuries Should Restitution be Provided?||p. 93|
|When Restitution is Not Feasible||p. 93|
|Building a Reintegrative Response||p. 104|
|Reintegrating Communities||p. 106|
|Support and Assistance Groups||p. 106|
|Faith Communities as Reintegrating Communities||p. 108|
|Restorative Justice and Inclusion||p. 119|
|Victim Inclusion in the Criminal Justice System||p. 120|
|Presence in Court||p. 122|
|Victim Impact Statements||p. 123|
|Giving the Victim Legal Standing to Participate in Criminal Proceedings||p. 124|
|The History of Victim Involvement in Criminal Cases||p. 125|
|The Professionalization of Justice Reduces the Victims' Role||p. 128|
|Victim and Prosecutor||p. 130|
|Victim Participation at Various Stages of Criminal Procedings||p. 132|
|Arraignment through Presentencing||p. 133|
|Plea Bargaining||p. 134|
|The Victim as Civil Claimant in Criminal Cases||p. 135|
|The Challenge of Restorative Justice||p. 139|
|Making Restorative Justice Happen||p. 141|
|Building Support for Restorative Justice||p. 141|
|Develop a Credible Coalition||p. 143|
|Pursue Strategic Goals||p. 145|
|Revisit the Vision and Evaluate Impact||p. 148|
|Realign Vision and Practice||p. 151|
|Stay Connected||p. 152|
|Expect Resistance||p. 152|
|Toward a Restorative System||p. 155|
|Uses of Restorative Justice Processes in Contemporary Criminal Justice||p. 155|
|Five System Models and "Restorativeness"||p. 159|
|A Framework for Assessing the "Restorativeness" of a System||p. 163|
|Transformation of Perspective||p. 174|
|Transformation of Structures||p. 177|
|Transformation of Persons||p. 178|
|RJ CitySM Case Study: When Ed and David Broke into Mildred's House and Took Things||p. 183|
|Internet Resources on Topics in Restorative Justice||p. 197|
|Select Bibliography||p. 209|
|Subject Index||p. 235|
|Author Index||p. 257|
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