Restoring Justice: An Introduction to Restorative Justice, Fifth Edition, offers a clear and convincing explanation of restorative justice, a movement within criminal justice with growing worldwide influence. It explores the broad appeal of this new vision and offers a brief history of its development. The book presents a theoretical foundation for the principles and values of restorative justice and develops its four cornerpost ideas of encounter, amends, inclusion and reintegration. After exploring how restorative justice ideas and values may be integrated into policy and practice, it presents a series of key issues commonly raised about restorative justice, summarizing various perspectives on each.
- Van Ness and Strong are renowned scholars in the field of restorative justice.
- This edition places special emphasis on the importance of inclusion in restorative justice -the opportunity for direct and active involvement of the victim, offender, and community in the procedures that follow a crime.
- A helpful appendix includes a visual case study that helps illustrate the concepts of the text.