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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.

Preparing Students of Criminal Justice for Restorative Justice Practice
Preparing students of criminal justice for restorative justice practice
RudiKauffman and HeatherKoontz

This firsthand account by faculty at Bluffton University, a Mennonite school, describes how students are introduced to the restorative principles and practices at a university in which restorative justice serves as a bridge between departments of criminal justice and social work. Rudi Kauffman and Heather Koontz are assistant professors of restorative justice and social work respectively. Both are graduates of Bluffton University.

Studying, teaching, and applying restorative justice in America today offer a range of challenges and opportunities. Depending on the context, “restorative justice” takes on dramatically different meanings. Among victims, it may be received as a welcome opportunity to become involved in the process or rejected ...

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