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Restorative Justice for Juveniles : Conferencing, Mediation and Circles - Allison Morris

Restorative Justice for Juveniles

Conferencing, Mediation and Circles

By: Allison Morris (Editor), Gabrielle Maxwell (Editor)

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Internationally, there is now an acceptance of the need to develop new strategies in criminal justice which reflect restorative justice principles. At the same time, theory, research and practice in restorative justice are making rapid advances. This book provides an up-to-date and critical account of recent developments. It describes the practice of restorative justice with respect to young offenders in a number of jurisdictions - Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States and various continental European countries. Research findings on the three most common formats - conferencing, victims offender mediation and circles - are presented and critical issues for the future development of restorative justice are identified. Two main themes run through the collection: the potential of restorative processes to transform criminal justice processes and the potential for aboriginal or indigenous communities to have an impact on conventional processes. Contributors include active researchers and leading theorists from around the world.

'.. provides an up-to-date and critical account of recent developments in the rapidly advancing field of restorative justice..a thought provoking collection of papers from researchers and leading theorists from around the world. It will be of interest to all those who work in the youth justice field.' Childright '...[an] exceptional set of papers...their analyses are excellent.' Howard Journal of Criminal Justice

List of Contributorsp. ix
Setting the Scene
Introducing Restorative Justicep. 3
On Restoration and Punishment: Favourable Similarities and Fortunate Differencesp. 17
Describing Restorative Practices
Primary Restorative Justice Practicesp. 41
Conferencing in Australia and New Zealand: Variations, Research Findings and Prospectsp. 59
Restorative Justice and Family Group Conferences in England: Current State and Future Prospectsp. 85
Conferencing in South Africa: Returning to Our Futurep. 103
Victim Impact of Meeting with Young Offenders: Two Decades of Victim Offender Mediation Practice and Researchp. 121
Mediation in Europe: Paradoxes, Problems and Promisesp. 145
Circle Sentencing: Part of the Restorative Justice Continuump. 161
Critical Issues in Restorative Justice
Justice for Victims of Young Offenders: The Centrality of Emotional Harm and Restorationp. 183
Just Cops Doing "Shameful" Business? Police-led Restorative Justice and the Lessons of Researchp. 195
Aboriginal Youth and Restorative Justice: Critical Notes from the Australian Frontierp. 227
Family Group Conferences and Reoffendingp. 243
What Next for Restorative Justice?
Implementing Restorative Justice: What Works?p. 267
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9781841134024
ISBN-10: 1841134023
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 15th August 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1