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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.

Prevention Programs and Community Practice
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 ...

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