Restorative Justice for Victims of Adult Crime: An Exploration of Theory and Evidence

Kelly Richards

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    Abstract

    Current experimentations with approaches to restorative justice for adult offenders represents a compelling new direction in the criminal justice system. This book examines the values and challenges of restorative justice for adult offenders, victims and communities. The discussion is situated within current debate, available research, and the international literature. In canvassing the structure, content, and delivery of key Australian and New Zealand restorative justice programs for adult offenders, the distinguished authors offer critical analysis of the emergence and impact of program developements for practitioners and professionals. This collection brings together stimulating and informed articles by experienced practitioners, leading academics and new researchers in the field. It also offers valuable insights into emerging restorative justice practice for adult offenders and provides a real alternative to the adversarial justice system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRestorative Justice: Adults and Emerging Practice
    Editors Jane Bolitho, Jasmine Bruce and Gail Mason
    Place of PublicationSydney Australia
    PublisherAustralian Institute of Criminology
    Pages142-155
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9781742102894
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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