Source: (2013) Oxford : Oxford University Press.

Analyses how restorative justice conferences work as a unique form of justice ritual, with a pioneering new approach to the micro-level study of conferences and recommendations to improve the practice. It examines both failed and successful rituals, and provides a model of the ritual elements and how these may impact reoffending.(from WorldCat) Contents: Introduction -- The promise of emotional transformation -- The ritual elements -- A micro analysis of restorative justice -- Preparing for powerful rituals -- Short-term outcomes in restorative justice -- Long-term consequences of successful interaction rituals.