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Restorative Justice: A New School of Thought? Introducing Restorative Justice into the School Setting

Preston, Nicola
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) Chilton, Buckinghamshire, UK: Thames Valley Partnership.

The use of restorative practices within schools is a rapidly developing and changing field. With this booklet, Nicola Preston provides guidance to both practitioners and policy makers who are interested in exploring restorative ways of dealing with conflict and inappropriate behavior in schools. She uses the experiences of a small number of initiatives across Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire to give practical advice on how restorative justice is being developed within schools and what appears to work when trying to set up and maintain such initiatives. After a general discussion of restorative justice as a recent movement with ancient roots, she looks specifically at the role of restorative justice in schools. This includes a survey of some restorative methods currently used in schools. She then explains her research method and findings, and proposes ways to enhance the use of restorative justice in schools.


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