Restorative Justice Today

Restorative Justice Today
Practical Applications

© 2013 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Restorative Justice Today: Applications of Restorative Interventions takes a hard look at the issues and concepts surrounding restorative justice and current restorative practices used in a broad range of areas today. In a time when the cost of prisons and jails is on the rise resulting in more offenders being kept out of the community, this timely and contemporary book exposes readers to a range of restorative practices that can be implemented. The authors, renowned experts in the area of restorative justice, provide information not found in other restorative justice texts.
Shadd Maruna
Part I Overview: Introduction to Restorative Justice
Lorenn Walker
Chapter 1: Restorative Justice: Definition and Purpose
Box 1. Restorative Justice: What’s That? Howard Zehr
Box 2: Howard Zehr’s Restorative Justice in Threes
Kay Pranis
Chapter 2: Reflections from a Descendant of the Minnesota Restitution Center (MRC)
Box 3: Reflections From a Founder of the Minnesota Restitution Center: Burt Galaway
Rudi Kauffman and Heather Koontz
Chapter 3: Preparing Students of Criminal Justice for Restorative Justice Practice
David Wexler
Chapter 4: Restorative Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence: All in the Family
Part II Overview: Prevention Programs And Community Practice
Lorenn Walker
Chapter 5: Restorative Justice for Victims Without Offender Participation
Margaret Thorsborne
Chapter 6: A Story of the Emergence of Restorative Practice in Schools in Australia and New Zealand: Reflect, Repair, Reconnect
Dennis S.W. Wong
Chapter 7: Restorative Justice for Juvenile Delinquents in Hong Kong and China
Ida Hydle
Chapter 8: Youth Justice and Restorative Justice in Norway
Lorenn Walker
Chapter 9: Beyond Policy: Conferencing on Student Misbehavior
Gale Burford
Chapter 10: Family Group Conferences in Youth Justice and Child Welfare in Vermont
Box 4: Restorative Justice in Yuma County, Arizona: Mary E. White
Ted Wachtel and Stacey Miller
Chapter 11: Creating Healthy Residential Communities in Higher Education Through the Use of Restorative Practices
Part III Overview: Pre-Trial: Before or After Arrest - Diversion Programs
Gabrielle Maxwell
Chapter 12: Restorative and Diversionary Responses to Youth Offending in New Zealand
Box 5: Circles of Change: Bringing a More Compassionate Justice System to Troubled Youth in Oakland: Micky Duxbury
Mona Schatz
Chapter 13: Community Members: Vital Voices to the Restorative Justice Process
Anne Hayden and Katherine van Wormer
Chapter 14: Restorative Justice and Gendered Violence
Theo Gavrielides
Chapter 15: Clergy Child Sexual Abuse: The Restorative Justice Option
Part IV Overview: In Correctional and Reentry Programs
Amy Holloway and Gale Burford
Chapter 16: "Hate Left Me That Day": Victim Offender Dialogue in Vermont
Lorenn Walker, Andrew Johnson, and Katherine van Wormer
Chapter 17: Brazil’s Restorative Prisons
Lorenn Walker and Ted Sakai
Chapter 18: Restorative Justice Skills Building for Incarcerated People
Box 6: Remembering Bob Shapel: A Prison Restoration Dialogue at Walla Walla: Lorenn Walker
Lorenn Walker and Rebecca Greening
Chapter 19: Huikahi Restorative Circles: A Public Health Approach for Reentry Planning
Lorenn Walker
Chapter 20: Restorative Celebrations for Parolee and Probationer Completion: The Importance of Ritual for Reentry
Part V Overview: Community Restoration and Reparation
Carl Stauffer
Chapter 21: Restorative Interventions for Post-War Nations
David K. Androff
Chapter 22: Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and Transitional Justice in a Restorative Justice Context
Marta Vides Saade
Chapter 23: Social Work Values and Restorative Justice
Box 7: Responding to the Needs of Those Harmed by Crime: Mary Roche
Rita Takashashi
Chapter 24: Restorative Justice Almost 50 Years Later: Japanese American Redress for Exclusion, Restriction, and Incarceration
Fred H. Besthorn
Chapter 25: Speaking Earth: Environmental Restoration and Restorative Justice
Box 8: Traditional North American Native Restorative Justice Philosophy and Practice: Laura Mirsky

"Lorenn Walker and Katherine van Wormer assemble a very contemporary collection of reforms, evidence and critique on the transformation of justice. Its pages are graced with the reflections of many of the deepest thinkers and doers of restorative justice. The book is a wonderful accomplishment that is strewn with so many gems of beautiful thought and beautiful practice. This is an inspiring book for those struggling to seek the heartland of a restorative vision."

John Braithwaite
Australian National University

"This book offers up-to-date, original scholarship on a variety of restorative justice topics from multiple perspectives and a variety of countries. Its contents should be of interest to scholars, practitioners, and educators alike. Much of the material is on the cutting edge—for example, the detailed descriptions of restorative strategies for situations of school bullying, gendered violence, reentry following incarceration, and priest abuse.

John Graham
University of Calgary

"Restorative Justice Today is a needed contribution that begins the next phase of serious discussion in the RJ field. While sound theory and research remain central to advancement, this contribution provides an outline for expanding and improving practice in a number of settings. The book samples stories of innovative use of restorative justice and describes promising pathways to application in settings from playgrounds to prisons, and across disparate cities and continents."

Gordon Bazemore, Ph.D.
Florida Atlantic University

"It will be a beautiful day in our world where Restorative Justice Today is read by all who work in criminal justice as well as all who are impacted by crime. The book is highly instructive and profoundly validating to the mind and heart in describing how true justice can be achieved. This amazing book underscores how restorative justice can and must be part of the criminal justice fabric and approach as a rule not as an exception."

Sunny Schwartz

"Restorative Justice Today" is a very well-done, tight collection and  contemporary view of the realities and possibilities  world-wide for reform, evidence and critique on the transformation of justice.  Graduate university programs in Law, Conflict Resolution, Sociology,  Criminal Justice, Peace Studies, Indigenous Societies, and many more disciplines may make good use of this book, with its condensed format for chapters and up-to-date international links to experts and practitioners.”

Bruce E. Barnes
University of Hawaii
Key features

Key Features

  • This book pays special attention to unique areas for restorative practices, such as clergy sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape, and peace making applications after wars, which are not discussed in other restorative justice books.
  • Boxed essays offer personal testimonials from victims and offenders who have engaged in restorative processes.
  • Contributors have national and international reputations and are well known for their contributions to restorative justice research and practice.
  • Chapter-opening summaries help increase comprehension by prepare readers for what they will read.
  • Critical thinking questions follow each chapter to improve reader understanding.
  • International coverage introduces positive innovations from other countries.
  • Contributors include Howard Zehr, Kay Pranis, Burt Galaway, Gabrielle Maxwell, David Wexler, and Gale Burford.

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