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The other voice in the room: Restorative justice facilitator’s constructions of justice.

Paul, Gregory D
June 4, 2015

Source: (2014) Conflict Resolution Quarterly. 31(3):257-283.

Restorative justice represents an approach to managing confl ict initiated
by a wrongdoing that focuses on restoring the participants materially,
psychologically, and relationally. Restorative interventions usually
involve facilitators who act as experts in helping the parties manage
their confl ict restoratively. Th ey also help participants understand how
restorative justice diff ers from traditional justice and what restorative
justice looks like. However, we lack an understanding of how facilitators
conceptualize justice in the fi rst place. Drawing on interviews with
facilitators, this study identifi es facilitators’ justice constructions during
victim-off ender conferences. Together, these constructions constitute a
multidimensional, multilayered model of justice in victim-off ender
conferences. (excerpt)


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