Lode Walgrave has made a highly significant contribution to the worldwide development of the restorative justice movement over the last two decades. This book represents the culmination of his vision for restorative justice. Coming to the subject from a juvenile justice background he initially saw restorative justice as a means of escaping the rehabilitation-punishment dilemma, and as the basis for a more constructive judicial response to youth crime that had been the case hitherto. Over time his conception of restorative justice moved in the direction of focusing on repairing harm and suff
Cover; Restorative Justice, Self-interest and Responsible Citizenship; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword and acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Focusing on restorative justice; The emergence of restorative justice in modern times; In search of the essentials; Explaining the definition; Schemes in restorative justice; Conclusion; Notes; 2 Restorative justice and criminal punishment; Restorative justice and criminal punishment; Ethical problems with punishment; Restorative justice and rehabilitation of the offender; Conclusion; Notes 3 Common self-interest: seeking socio-ethical grounds for restorative justiceIn search of socio-ethical foundations for restorative justice; Communitarianism; Common self-interest; Conclusion; Notes; 4 Examining restorative justice practice; Empirical research on restorative justice practice; Trying to understand restorative processes; Charting empirical research on restorative justice practices; Investigating the public dimension of restorative justice; Conclusion: exploring the limits of restorative justice practice and beyond; Notes; 5 Designing a restorative criminal justice system DominionA pyramid of restorative law enforcement; The question of juridical safeguards; Conclusion; Notes; 6 Democracy, criminology and restorative justice; Democracy endangered; Social sciences and criminology as democratic forces; Restorative justice as an upheaval for criminology and for democracy; Conclusion; Notes; Epilogue: a list of to-do's; References; Index
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