Restorative Justice and Criminal Justice: Competing or Reconcilable Paradigms? (Studies in Penal Theory and Penal Ethics 2)

Restorative Justice and Criminal Justice: Competing or Reconcilable Paradigms? (Studies in Penal Theory and Penal Ethics 2)

By: Julian Roberts (editor), Anthony E. Bottoms (editor), Mara Schiff (editor), Kent Roach (editor), Andrew von Hirsch (editor)Paperback

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Restorative Justice has emerged around the world as a potent challenge to traditional models of criminal justice,and restorative programmes, policies and legislative reforms are being implemented in many western nations. However, the underlying aims, values and limits of this new paradigm remain somewhat uncertain and those advocating Restorative Justice have rarely engaged in systematic debate with those defending more traditional conceptions of criminal justice. This volume, containing contributions from scholars of international renown, provides an analytic exploration of Restorative Justice and its potential advantages and disadvantages. Chapters of the book examine the aims and limiting principles that should govern Restorative Justice, its appropriate scope of application, its social and legal contexts, its practice and impact in a number of jurisdictions and its relation to more traditional criminal-justice conceptions. These questions are addressed by twenty distinguished criminologists and legal scholars in papers which make up this volume. These contributions will help clarify the aims that Restorative Justice might reasonably hope to achieve, the limits that should apply in pursuing these aims, and how restorative strategies might comport with, or replace, other penal strategies. Contributors: Andrew Ashworth, Anthony E Bottoms, John Braithwaite, Kathleen Daly, James Dignan, R A Duff, Carolyn Hoyle, Barbara Hudson, Leena Kurki, Allison Morris, Kent Roach, Julian V Roberts, Paul Roberts, Mara Schiff, Joanna Shapland, Clifford Shearing, Daniel van Ness, Andrew von Hirsch, Lode Walgrave, Richard Young.

About Author

Andrew von Hirsch is Honorary Professor of Penal Theory and Penal Law,and Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, at the University of Cambridge. Julian V Roberts is Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford. Anthony E Bottoms is the Wolfson Professor of Criminology at the University of Cambridge and Associate Director of the Centre for Penal Theory and Penal Ethics. Mara Schiff is Professor of Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale.


1. Principles of Restorative Justice John Braithwaite 2. Specifying Aims and Limits for Restorative Justice: A 'Making Amends' Model? Andrew von Hirsch,Andrew Ashworth and Clifford Shearing 3. Restoration and Retribution Antony Duff 4. Imposing Restoration Instead of Inflicting Pain Lode Walgrave 5. Some Sociological Reflections on Restorative Justice Anthony Bottoms 6. Restoration and Retribution in International Criminal Justice: An Exploratory Analysis Paul Roberts 7. Towards a Systemic Model of Restorative Justice Jim Dignan 8. Proposed Basic Principles on the Use of Restorative Justice: Recognising the Aims and Limits of Restorative Justice Daniel Van Ness 9. Victims and Offenders Barbara Hudson 10. Restorative Justice and Criminal Justice: Just Responses to Crime? Joanna Shapland 11. Mind the Gap: Restorative Justice in Theory and Practice Kathleen Daly 12. Restorative Justice in Canada: From Sentencing Circles to Sentencing Principles Julian V Roberts and Kent Roach 13. Restorative Justice in New Zealand Allison Morris and Gabrielle Maxwell 14. New, Improved Police-Led Restorative Justice? Richard Young and Carolyn Hoyle 15. Evaluating Restorative Justice Practices Leena Kurki 16. Models, Challenges and The Promise of Restorative Conferencing Strategies Mara Schiff Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781841132730
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9781841132730
  • weight: 691
  • ISBN10: 184113273X

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