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  • Subject index

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.

Overview: Introduction to Restorative Justice
Overview: Introduction to restorative justice

The chapters in this section view restorative justice theory and practices yesterday as well as today. First, to provide a theoretical and historical context, we consider the contributions for this book from Howard Zehr, a pioneer of modern restorative justice. Then, in Chapter 2, we hear from another pioneer, Kay Pranis, who discusses the early adoption of restorative practices by the Minnesota Department of Corrections, a history that is not widely known. Box 2, which follows, recalls more of this history—this time from Burt Galaway, one of the founders of the Minnesota Restitution Center. While conducting research on the history of restorative justice in its contemporary form for the book, we learned that Minnesota can lay ...

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