Restorative Justice, Self-interest and Responsible Citizenship
By (author) Lode Walgrave
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Restorative Justice, Self-interest and Responsible Citizenship by Lode Walgrave
Book DescriptionLode 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 suffering rather than ensuring that the youthful offender met with a 'just' response, and encompassing the notion that restorative justice was not so much about a justice system promoting restoration, more a matter of doing justice through restoration. This book develops Lode Walgrave's conception of restorative justice further, incorporating a number of key elements. * a clearly outcome-based definition of restorative justice * acceptance of the need to use judicial coercion to impose sanctions as part of the reparative process * presenting restorative justice as a fully fledged alternative to the punitive apriorism * development of a more sophisticated concept of the relationship between restorative justice and the law, and acceptance of the need for legal regulation * a consideration of the expansion of a restorative justice philosophy into other areas of social life and the threats and opportunities this provides * a consideration of the implications of the expansion of restorative justice for the discipline of criminology and democracy
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843923350
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Willan Publishing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lode Walgrave
Restorative Justice, Self-interest and Responsible Citizenship, Paperback (June 2008)
Lode Walgrave has made a highly significant contribution to the worldwide development of the restorative justice movement over the years. This book represents the culmination of his vision for restorative justice.
Repositioning Restorative Justice, Hardback (September 2003)
This work aims to provide an overview of experience of restorative justice. The central theme is the positioning, or repositioning, of restorative justice in contexts where it can offer hope to communities both fearful of crime and looking for more socially constructive responses to crime.
Restorative Justice and the Law, Paperback (November 2002)» View all books by Lode Walgrave
This title explores the developing relationship between the concepts and practice of restorative justice on the one hand, and the law and legal systems on the other, both in common law countries and those with centralized legal systems.
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Author Biography - Lode Walgrave
Lode Walgrave is Professor of Criminology at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, chair of the International Network for Research in Restorative Justice for Juveniles and editor of Restorative Justice and the Law.
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