Images of restorative justice theory

The book, jointly edited with  R Mackay, M Bošnjak, J Deklerk, C Pelikan and B van Stokkom, is the product of the Theory Working Group of COST Action A21, a European intergovernmental network for cooperation in research.  It includes sections on Restorative justice and society, Restorative justice and law (with a chapter, ‘Punishment and restorative justice:  an ethical comparison’ by MW, listed under Books and articles), and Restorative justice processes.  

Publisher’s summary:  It provides its readers with contributions by experienced academics and researchers that deepen the understanding of restorative justice from the broad perspective of macro-theories down to a focus on micro dynamics in restorative justice procedures. The position of restorative justice vis-á-vis the law and the criminal justice system is systematically analyzed and discussed. Ideas and positions from the Anglophone academic world are confronted or enriched with the contrasting traditions in political and sociological theory and legal reasoning of Continental Europe. All this makes this volume a novel contribution that will stimulate theoretical thinking and further enquiries and debates about restorative justice.

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ISBN 978-3-86676-021-9