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COST Action A21: RJ Developments in Europe. Working Group 3: Restorative Justice Theory – Work in Progress.

Mackay, Robert
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) Papers presented at the Third Conference of the European Forum for Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice, ‘Restorative Justice in Europe: Where are we heading?’, Budapest, Hungary, 14-16 October. Downloaded 22 September 2005.

This paper attempts to
1 To provide an account of a particular working within group research network funded by the European Union
2 To describe issues in the development of theory in a new area of legal philosophy and socio-legal practice.
1. Explore how the group has devised a system of working through a number of problematics or
controversies which require resolution
2. Explore difficulties of providing an overview of RJ theory using conventional approaches of taxonomy:
• Delineating types of theory
• Identifying theoretical developments relating to different disciplines
• Literature reviews
For us it raises, as a general question, whether engagement in the development of theory is a useful strategy in
promoting the profile of academic institutions who are seeking to encourage research. (excerpt)


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