Source: (2000) Burlington, Vermont, U.S.: Ashgate Publishing Company

The papers in this book come out of a 1999 conference conducted by the Restorative Justice Group (Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University) and sponsored by the Reshaping Australian Institutions project. Representing a number of vigorous discussions occurring in criminal justice circles around the world, the authors collectively explore many dimensions of the interaction between theory and application in restorative justice, all in an attempt to catch up with and to advance rapid innovation in restorative practices. Examples of issues addressed in the conference and book are the following: restorative justice and the court system; the relationship between retributive and restorative justice; empowerment and retribution in criminal justice; retribution, confession, and shame; restorative justice and the particularities of gender; values and restorative justice in schools; and republicanism and restorative justice. With a wide variety of experience and expertise, contributors include noted academics and researchers in criminology and law, the social sciences, and philosophy