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Description - Handbook of Restorative Justice by Gerry Johnstone

This book provides a comprehensive and authoritative account and analysis of restorative justice, one of the most rapidly growing phenomena in the field of criminology and justice studies. This book aims to meet the need for a comprehensive, reliable and accessible overview of the subject. It draws together leading authorities on the subject from around the world in order to: * elucidate and discuss the key concepts and principles of restorative justice * explain how the campaign for restorative justice arose and developed into the influential social movement it is today * describe the variety of restorative justice practices, explain how they have developed in various places and contexts, and critically examine their rationales and effects * identify and examine key tensions and issues within the restorative justice movement * brings a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives to bear upon the understanding and assessment of restorative justice. The Handbook of Restorative Justice is essential reading for students and practitioners in the field.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843921516
ISBN-10: 1843921510
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 672
Imprint: Willan Publishing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gerry Johnstone

Gerry Johnstone is Professor of Law at the University of Hull. He is well known for his work analysing the ideas, values and practices of restorative justice. Daniel Van Ness is Vice President of Programmes at Prison Fellowship International, an association of national NGOs in more than 125 countries that assist prisoners, ex-prisoners, victims, and their families. For 30 years, he has explored and promoted restorative justice as public policy advocate, program designer, writer, and teacher. He is the author and editor of a number of publications on restorative justice and has presented nearly 30 papers at national and international conferences on themes related to restorative and community justice. Since 2000, he has taught a biennial Intensive Course on Restorative Justice at Pepperdine University Law School's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. The National Association of Community and Restorative Justice honored Van Ness with the John W. Byrd Pioneer Award for Community and Restorative Justice in 2013.