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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.
Part II: Prevention Programs and Community Practice
The beauty of restorative justice as you will see in this section is its flexibility. Once advocates have mastered the basic principles—RJ after all is a new way of thinking about wrongdoing and victimization—they can promote and design innovative programming for use in a wide range of situations. Chapter 5 by Lorenn Walker shows an adaptation of restorative principles for healing work with crime victims in cases where the offender may not have been caught or identified. Chapters 6 and 7 by Margaret Thorsborne of Australia and Dennis Wong of Hong Kong, respectively, discuss anti-bullying programming in the school systems where they live. Both writers are pioneers who have done much to advance the cause of ...