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Part I: Overview: Introduction to Restorative Justice

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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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