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The Promise of Restorative Justice: New Approaches for Criminal Justice and Beyond

John P. J. Dussich and Jill Schellenberg, editors with a foreword by Mark S. Umbreit
The Promise of Restorative Justice: New Approaches for Criminal Justice and Beyond
ISBN: 978-1-58826-723-8
$62.00
ISBN: 978-1-58826-932-4
$26.50
2013/275 pages/LC: 2010011073
Hardcover published 2010
"Offers original insight into the practice of restorative justice and its potential for future development."—Jac Armstrong, International Review of Victimology

"Wide-ranging and provocative.... Together, the contributions provide a nuanced and thorough account of the principles [of restorative justice] and their application to the entirety of the liberal life project."—Paul Babie, International Perspectives in Victimology

DESCRIPTION

The increasing popularity of restorative justice has prompted new and varying applications of its core principles. The authors of The Promise of Restorative Justice highlight the ways that these new ideas now spark innovations both throughout the criminal justice system and in arenas as diverse as business, education, athletics, and the aftermath of ethnic conflict.  They offer fresh approaches to addressing the problems of crime and other human conflicts in ways that productively incorporate the values of mutual respect, accountability, and ultimately reconciliation between offenders and victims. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John P. J. Dussich is professor of victimology and criminology at California State University, Fresno. Jill Schellenberg is assistant professor of criminology and restorative justice at Tabor College.

CONTENTS

  • Foreword—Mark S. Umbreit.
  • Introduction—the Editors.
  • BRINGING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE TO VICTIMS AND OFFENDERS.
  • Innovations in Correctional Settings—M.T. Gaboury and D. Ruth-Heffelbower.
  • Working with Sex Offenders—C.A. Ruth-Heffelbower.
  • A Community Responds to Elder Abuse—A. Groh.
  • A Victim with Special Needs: A Case Study—J. Schellenberg.
  • Recovery and Restoration in Victim Assistance—J.P.J. Dussich.
  • Resorative Options for an Offender's Spouse—S. Moroney.
  • Applications in Native American Indian Tribal Communities—J.C. Abril.
  • Mediation: The Case of Bulgaria—D. Chankova.
  • Restorative Justice and the Death Penalty—H. Zehr.
  • BRINGING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE TO THE BROADER WORLD.
  • Restorative Politics—A. Wint.
  • Solutions for Business Conflicts—D. Ruth-Heffelbower.
  • New Skills for Children and Schools—M. Liebmann.
  • Adolescent Bullying: The Whole-School Approach—D. Wong.
  • Dispute Resolution in Higher Education—R. Claassen and Z. Abebe.
  • Restorative Discipline in Athletics—D. Janzen.
  • Restorative Justice in Disaster Management—D. Ruth-Heffelbower.
  • Hope and Reconciliation with Grief—B.J. Redfern.