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Search for Restorative Justice History Leads Back into the Future

Immarigeon, Russ
June 4, 2015

Source: (2005) VOMA Connections no. 19 (Winter): 3-4, 10. Downloaded 3 May 2005.

We know several things for certain about
restorative justice. Many computer strokes
– and even ink jottings – have given
increasingly wide attention to conceptual
and theoretical aspects of restoration
justice. As some have observed, perhaps
too much has been said already about
defining restorative justice. If nothing else,
some simply have tired of definitional
matters and have asked for a halt to this
seemingly endless enterprise.
An awful lot has been written about restorative
justice over the past decade (Daly
and Bouhours, 2004) and the electronic, as
well as printed, flow of articles, books,
dissertations, newsletters, reports, and
websites continues unabated. A fair
amount of this attention has focused on
the history and development of restorative
justice, although I think much more needs
doing in this regard, especially before our
contemporary memories (if not documents)
are deleted or otherwise lost. (excerpt)


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