Source: (2006) Cullompton, Devon and Portland: Willan Publishing.

Restorative justice has become an increasingly important concept in the realm of criminal justice, and with its rise in recognition comes discussion of institutionalization. This book is composed of articles discussing various topics related to the institutionalization of restorative justice and the context in which such a process occurs. These topics include an overview of recent steps that have been taken in various countries to institutionalize restorative justice, the societal context in which the institutionalization practices should take place, and general analysis of what the institutionalization of restorative justice would mean for the criminal justice system. The editors supplement these articles with an epilogue discussing the semantics, politics, and instrumentalization of restorative justice, as well as the disparity between the intentions and implementation of restorative justice.