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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.

Restorative Justice Almost 50 Years Later: Japanese American Redress for Exclusion, Restriction, and Incarceration
Restorative justice almost 50 years later: Japanese American redress for exclusion, restriction, and incarceration

In this chapter, Rita Takahashi, professor of social work at San Francisco State University, provides an account of the belated decision by the U.S. government, after almost 50 years, to help compensate surviving Japanese Americans for the gross violation of their civil and human rights when they were restricted in movement and confined in concentration camps during World War II.

Almost 50 years after violating the human and civil rights of Japanese Americans and infringing their fundamental constitutional rights, the U.S government took actions to officially apologize, provide monetary compensation, and establish a community education fund. Although these actions ...

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