Restoring Justice

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2010-03-24
  • Publisher: Elsevier
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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

Dedicationp. iii
Comments on Previous Editions of Restoring Justicep. v
Forewordp. vii
The Concept of Restorative Justicep. 1
Visions and Patterns: How Patterns of Thinking can Obstruct Justicep. 3
An Ancient Patternp. 6
A Shift in Thinkingp. 9
Critiques Pointing to a New Patternp. 12
Informal Justicep. 12
Indigenous Justicep. 13
Restitutionp. 14
Victim's Rights and Assistancep. 15
Prison Abolitionp. 16
Social Justicep. 17
Conclusionp. 18
Notesp. 18
A Brief History of Restorative Justice: The Development of a New Pattern of Thinkingp. 21
The Term "Restorative Justice"p. 21
Exlorers of Restoratvie Justice Theoryp. 24
Programs Offering Restorative Processesp. 26
Victim-Offender Mediationp. 26
Conferencingp. 28
Circlesp. 29
Incorporation of Restorative Justice into Criminal Justice Systemsp. 30
Timeline of Significant Developments Related to Restorative Processesp. 31
Conclusionp. 39
Notesp. 39
Restorative Justice: Justice that Promotes Healingp. 41
Definition of Restorative Justicep. 41
Principles of Restorative Justicep. 43
Values of Restorative Justicep. 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 Modelp. 54
Conclusionp. 58
Notesp. 59
The Cornerposts of Restorative Justicep. 61
Encounterp. 63
Mediationp. 66
Conferencingp. 68
Circlesp. 69
Impact Panelsp. 71
Elements of Encounterp. 73
Issuesp. 75
Minimizing Coercionp. 75
Parties Involvedp. 76
Accountability for Conduct and Outcomes of Encountersp. 80
Conclusionp. 81
Notesp. 81
Amendsp. 83
Apologyp. 85
Changed Behaviorp. 86
Generosityp. 87
Issues Related to Restitutionp. 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 Feasiblep. 93
Conclusionp. 95
Notesp. 96
Reintegrationp. 97
Victimsp. 99
Offendersp. 101
Reintegrationp. 103
Building a Reintegrative Responsep. 104
Reintegrating Communitiesp. 106
Support and Assistance Groupsp. 106
Faith Communities as Reintegrating Communitiesp. 108
Conclusionp. 114
Notesp. 115
Inclusionp. 117
Restorative Justice and Inclusionp. 119
Victim Inclusion in the Criminal Justice Systemp. 120
Informationp. 121
Presence in Courtp. 122
Victim Impact Statementsp. 123
Giving the Victim Legal Standing to Participate in Criminal Proceedingsp. 124
The History of Victim Involvement in Criminal Casesp. 125
The Professionalization of Justice Reduces the Victims' Rolep. 128
Victim and Prosecutorp. 130
Victim Participation at Various Stages of Criminal Procedingsp. 132
Investigationp. 133
Arraignment through Presentencingp. 133
Plea Bargainingp. 134
Sentencingp. 134
Post-Sentencingp. 135
The Victim as Civil Claimant in Criminal Casesp. 135
Conclusionp. 136
Notesp. 137
The Challenge of Restorative Justicep. 139
Making Restorative Justice Happenp. 141
Building Support for Restorative Justicep. 141
Develop a Credible Coalitionp. 143
Pursue Strategic Goalsp. 145
Revisit the Vision and Evaluate Impactp. 148
Realign Vision and Practicep. 151
Stay Connectedp. 152
Expect Resistancep. 152
Conclusionp. 154
Notesp. 154
Toward a Restorative Systemp. 155
Uses of Restorative Justice Processes in Contemporary Criminal Justicep. 155
Five System Models and "Restorativeness"p. 159
A Framework for Assessing the "Restorativeness" of a Systemp. 163
Conclusionp. 172
Transformationp. 173
Transformation of Perspectivep. 174
Transformation of Structuresp. 177
Transformation of Personsp. 178
Notesp. 180
RJ CitySM Case Study: When Ed and David Broke into Mildred's House and Took Thingsp. 183
Internet Resources on Topics in Restorative Justicep. 197
Select Bibliographyp. 209
Subject Indexp. 235
Author Indexp. 257
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