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Description - Restorative Justice and Civil Society by Brenda Morrison

This special issue focuses on two topical fields emerging within the social sciences: restorative justice and civil society. The broad range of scholarly work in these fields is growing quickly but remains inchoate. The aim of this volume is to begin to forge coherence from a diversity of intellectual perspectives and jurisdictions across the world. The contributors represent a range of disciplines ? psychology, social work, law and criminology ? and focus on a range of institutions ? schools, criminal and juvenile justice, and family welfare. Some focus more on practice, some more on theory, but together they are building exciting links between theory and practice in two of the most stimulating areas of interest in the social sciences.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405158183
ISBN-10: 1405158182
Format: Paperback
(2283mm x 1542mm x 130mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Brenda Morrison

Dr. Brenda Morrison is a research fellow at the Centre for Restorative Justice at the Australian National University, currently seconded to the Jerry Lee Center of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania. The theory and practice of restorative justice and responsive regulation in schools is her primary interest, including the study of schools as a crime reduction mechanism. Dr. Eliza Ahmed is a research fellow in the Regulatory Institutions Network, Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. She has co-authored a book Shame Management through Reintegration (Cambridge University Press) demonstrating the implications of shame management in relation to different kinds of wrongdoings, such as school bullying and drink-driving. Eliza has contributed to understanding the application of restorative justice principles in regulating rule violation such as bullying in schools and workplaces.