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Restorative Justice Today: Applications of Restorative Interventions takes a hard look at the issues and concepts surrounding restorative justice and current restorative practices used in a broad range of areas today. In a time when the cost of prisons and jails is on the rise resulting in more offenders being kept out of the community, this timely and contemporary book exposes readers to a range of restorative practices that can be implemented. The authors, renowned experts in the area of restorative justice, provide information not found in other restorative justice texts.

In Correctional and Reentry Programs
In correctional and reentry programs

We come now into the heart of the criminal justice system. The starting point in Chapter 16 is a case study of a victim-offender dialogue that took place after the offender served his time in prison for manslaughter. This true story is told to us by Amy Holloway and Gale Burford, who provide much insight into the feeling-side of victim-offender interaction. The remaining four chapters are authored or coauthored by Lorenn Walker and take us into a variety of situations, all of which are offender-focused. Chapter 17, by Walker, Andrew Johnson, and Katherine van Wormer, describes the absolutely unique situation of a prison designed and run along lines consistent with the principles of restorative justice. The ...

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