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NCJ Number: 201195 Find in a Library
Title: Restorative Justice in Context: International Practice and Directions
Editor(s): Elmar G. M. Weitekamp; Hans-Jurgen Kerner
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 366
Sponsoring Agency: Willan Publishing
Portland, OR 97213-3644
Publication Number: ISBN 1-903240-84-0
Sale Source: Willan Publishing
c/o ISBS, 5804 N.E. Hassalo Street
Portland, OR 97213-3644
United States of America
Publisher: http://www.isbs.com 
Type: Collected Work
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book provides a review of the international practice and directions of restorative justice developed from papers and discussions at the Fourth International Conference on Restorative Justice for Juveniles, held in Tubingen, Germany, on October 1-4, 2000.
Abstract: The first chapter illustrates some of the challenges facing the implementation of restorative justice interventions for serious and violent offenders. Chapter 2 argues that a good measure of the vitality of a new justice idea is the ratio between the claims made by advocates and the evidence to support those claims. Chapter 3 focuses on the issue of violence in families or in partnerships. Chapter 4 presents first results of a pilot program that aims at resolving in-school conflicts with pupils, teachers, and parents. Chapter 5 discusses introducing ideas of restorative justice into prison practice on a national scale. Chapter 6 focuses on whether it might be possible to bring victims of severe violence into dialogue with the offender. Chapter 7 analyzes the question of how restorative justice could deal with corporate crimes as well as with corporations as crime victims. Chapter 8 deals with restorative justice in the corporate world. Chapter 9 discusses whether Japan is actually a model in restorative justice. Chapter 10 analyzes the state of development of legal rules and safeguards within Belgian mediation practices for juveniles. Chapter 11 reports the results of a German research project on re-offending after victim-offender mediation in juvenile court proceedings. Chapter 12 discusses an analysis of the varying effects of some restorative justice models when led by different individuals with different levels of experience. Chapter 13 explores some of the similarities in the values and practices of the dominant approaches to research and to justice, and contrasts them with those of restorative justice and transformative research. Chapter 14 questions the conceptual orientation and enforcement of a German version of victim-offender reconciliation. Chapter 15 searches for possible hidden links between zero-tolerance criminal policy and restorative justice. Chapter 16 develops some basic elements of a concept of community policing and problem-oriented policing in the context of restorative justice. 27 figures, 41 tables, index
Main Term(s): Foreign juvenile justice systems; Juvenile restitution
Index Term(s): Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign juvenile justice systems; International dispute settlement; International literature; Restitution; Restitution programs; Victim compensation
Note: See NCJ-201196-211 for additional chapters.
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