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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.

A Story of the Emergence of Restorative Practice in Schools in Australia and New Zealand: Reflect, Repair, Reconnect
A story of the emergence of restorative practice in schools in Australia and New Zealand: Reflect, repair, reconnect

Margaret Thorsborne, the managing director of Transformative Justice Australia (Queensland), is a pioneering RJ school specialist who has practiced in the field for over 20 years. In the following autobiographical and historical sketch, she discusses initiatives from Australia and other countries where bullying and other misbehavior of youth is dealt with restoratively. She also describes projects from the UK, New Zealand and Canada.

I will begin the story of the osmosis of restorative justice into schools with an Australian flavor, because I am more familiar with these perspectives, and because I ...

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