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Values and Principles in the Practice of Restorative Justice.

Source: (2006) Paper presented at Introduction of restorative justice in Ukraine: Results & Perspectives International Conference, Kiev, April 2006.Restorative justice has come a long way since the first experiments with victim-offender encounters... READ MORE

The ideas of engagement and empowerment

Source: (2007) in, Gerry Johnstone and Daniel W. Van Ness, eds., Handbook of Restorative Justice. Cullompton, Devon: Willan Publishing. pp. 41-58"In recent years, restorative justice has found applications in many arenas including schools, the wo... READ MORE

Why Can't We Just Apologize?

Source: (2007) The Crime Victims Report. 11(3):38."Even before the Amish community's response to the murders at the Nickel Mines, PA, school, the concept of forgiveness had been getting a great deal of attention in academic and popular venues. But... READ MORE

Evaluation and Restorative Justice Principles.

Source: (2005) In Elizabeth Elliott and Robert M. Gordon, eds., New Directions in Restorative Justice: Issues, Practice, Evaluation. Cullompton, UK: Willan Publishing. Pp. 296-303.Some of the general issues and concerns being raised about restorat... READ MORE

Mediating the Victim-Offender Conflict

Source: (1980) Mennonite Central Committee. Victim Offender Reconciliation Program.This document, written by Howard Zehr, consists of a booklet that provides a rationale for and an overview of victim offender reconciliation programs (VORP). The VO... READ MORE

Justice as Restoration, Justice as Respect

Source: (1998) Justice Professional. 11: 71-87.The causes of the "new retributivism" sweeping America may not be entirely clear but the consequences are becoming so: they include the creation of a massive 'corrections-industrial complex' with a bu... READ MORE

Rethinking God, Justice, and Treatment of Offenders

Source: (2002) Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. 35(3/4): 259-285.This article argues for a peacemaking school of criminology taking the direction of restorative justice as opposed to the historical tradition of retribution forming a closer conn... READ MORE