Reconstructing Restorative Justice Philosophy

Author: Theo Gavrielides
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317070178
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This book takes bold steps in forming much-needed philosophical foundations for restorative justice through deconstructing and reconstructing various models of thinking. It challenges current debates through the consideration and integration of various disciplines such as law, criminology, philosophy and human rights into restorative justice theory, resulting in the development of new and stimulating arguments. Topics covered include the close relationship and convergence of restorative justice and human rights, some of the challenges of engagement with human rights, the need for the recognition of the teachings of restorative justice at both the theoretical and the applied level, the Aristotelian theory on restorative justice, the role of restorative justice in schools and in police practice and a discussion of the humanistic African philosophy of Ubuntu. With international contributions from various disciplines and through the use of value based research methods, the book deconstructs existing concepts and suggests a new conceptual model for restorative justice. This unique book will be of interest to academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners.

The Psychology of Restorative Justice

Author: Theo Gavrielides
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317018672
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This ground-breaking collection dares to take the next step in the advancement of an autonomous, inter-disciplinary restorative justice field of study. It brings together criminology, social psychology, legal theory, neuroscience, affect-script psychology, sociology, forensic mental health, political sciences, psychology and positive psychology to articulate for the first time a psychological concept of restorative justice. To this end, the book studies the power structures of the restorative justice movement, the very psychology, motivations and emotions of the practitioners who implement it as well as the drivers of its theoreticians and researchers. Furthermore, it examines the strengths and weakness of our own societies and the communities that are called to participate as parties in restorative justice. Their own biases, hunger for power and control, fears and hopes are investigated. The psychology and dynamics between those it aims to reach as well as those who are funding it, including policy makers and politicians, are looked into. All these questions lead to creating an understanding of the psychology of restorative justice. The book is essential reading for academics, researchers, policymakers, practitioners and campaigners.

Journal of Moral Theology Volume 5 Number 2

Author: David M. McCarthy
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532604807
Format: PDF
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Restorative Justice Volume 5, Number 2, June 2016 Edited by David M. McCarthy The Emergence of Restorative Justice in Ecclesial Practice Thomas Noakes-Duncan Restorative and Transformative Justice in a Land of Mass Incarceration Amy Levad Soteriology, Eucharist and the Madness of Forgiveness Christopher McMahon Breaking Out: The Expansiveness of Restorative Justice in Laudato Si' Eli McCarthy Catholic Theology of Post-Conflict Restorative Justice:The Doctrine of Hypostatic Union as a Viable Inspiration Rev. Raymond Aina, MSP Just War Theory and Restorative Justice: Weaving a Consistent Ethic of Reconciliation Anna Floerke Scheid Restorative Justice and the International Criminal Court John Kiess Restorative Justice in Baltimore Virginia McGovern and Layton Field A Theological Understanding of Restorative Justice Margaret R. Pfeil Symposium on the 2015 Synod of Bishops on the Family Kari-Shane Zimmerman, James T. Bretzke, S.J., Jana Bennett,Andrew Kim, and Christina Astorga

Moral Repair

Author: Margaret Urban Walker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139457543
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Moral Repair examines the ethics and moral psychology of responses to wrongdoing. Explaining the emotional bonds and normative expectations that keep human beings responsive to moral standards and responsible to each other, Margaret Urban Walker uses realistic examples of both personal betrayal and political violence to analyze how moral bonds are damaged by serious wrongs and what must be done to repair the damage. Focusing on victims of wrong, their right to validation, and their sense of justice, Walker presents a unified and detailed philosophical account of hope, trust, resentment, forgiveness, and making amends - the emotions and practices that sustain moral relations. Moral Repair joins a multidisciplinary literature concerned with transitional and restorative justice, reparations, and restoring individual dignity and mutual trust in the wake of serious wrongs.

Punishment Restorative Justice and the Morality of Law

Author: Erik Claes
Publisher: Intersentia nv
ISBN: 9050954235
Format: PDF
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Critics take the unclear status of restorative justice practices, along with their vagueness in meaning and purpose, as a clear invitation to a fundamental questioning of the legitimacy of these practices. Their supporters consider the experiment of restorative justice as a platform for reforming penal institutions and for rethinking the legitimacy of orthodox legal reasoning. Within the framework of a rechtsstaat, a democratic state governed by fundamental rights and by the rule of law, both issues of legitimacy lead not only to reflection on concepts such as restoration, punishment, or on such notions as harm and wrong. Questioning the legitimacy both of restorative justice practices and of the prevailing penal system also inevitably involves some reflection on, and articulation of, the underlying values and normative aspirations of such a democratic constitutional state. What are these values and how can they be given appropriate expression in the leading concepts and principles of the criminal law? To what extent are fundamental rights and principles of the rule of law sufficiently reflected in the practices of restorative justice? How are these practices to be related to the criminal justice system according to the normative aspirations of a democratic constitutional state? To what degree can current penal practices be made continuous with these aspirations? These fundamental questions formed the intellectual framework for the 10th Aquinas Conference on Restorative Justice, Punishment and the Morality of Law, at which conference the larger part of the papers published in this volume were presented. Consistent with the structure of the conference, this collection of essays is organised into three parts, each focussing on one central topic and containing a lead essay and corresponding replies. The first part offers critical scrutiny of one of the cornerstones of a criminal justice system governed by the rule of law, namely the principle of legality. Efforts are made to empower this principle through reflection on its underlying values and aspirations, and this in order to meet some of the legitimate ideals and concerns of restorative justice. These efforts are subsequently assessed from both sociological and philosophical perspectives. In the second part, attention is drawn to the legitimacy of restorative justice practices. Here, the normative intuitions of a democratic constitutional state serve either as a critical framework to assess these practices, or, more optimistically, as ideals to whose realisation restorative justice is supposed to make a valuable contribution. And, finally, in the third part, reflection on the value of restorative justice brings us to a fundamental questioning of the legitimacy of punishment and penal practices. Central to the discussion is whether it is possible to interpret and normatively reconstruct the idea and practice of punishment so as to make them compatible with, and even continuous with, the underlying values of a democratic constitutional state.

A Restorative Justice Reader

Author: Gerry Johnstone
Publisher: Willan Pub
ISBN: 9781903240816
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This book brings together a selection of extracts from the most important and influential contributions to the restorative justice literature and its emergent philosophy, accompanying these with an informative commentary providing context and explanation where necessary. The book includes work by both well known proponents of restorative justice, work by some of the key critics of the restorative justice movement, along with work from a number of writers not directly involved in either advocacy or critique of restorative justice, but whose work is crucial to an understanding of it. The book is organised into five main sections: the concept of restorative justice historical, anthropological and theological roots of restorative justice the goals - restoring victims and offenders and preventing crime the restorative process critical perspectives.

Reconstructing Criminal Law

Author: Nicola Lacey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521606042
Format: PDF
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This text provides an alternative to the standard black letter criminal law text. The authors analyse central aspects of criminal law in the context of the assumptions surrounding it, using historical, political, sociological and philosophical sources and a variety of critical approaches.

Healthy Justice

Author: Nadine Ochmann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658117273
Format: PDF
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Der vorliegende Band greift die immer wieder aktualisierte Kritik an der strafrechtlichen Bearbeitung von Konflikten auf. Die Beiträge gehen der Frage nach, ob und wie das Strafrechtssystem – etwa durch Formen einer Restorative Justice, deren Ziel die (Wieder-)Herstellung des sozialen Friedens ist und die auf Verfahrensgerechtigkeit abzielen – abgeändert und/oder ergänzt werden kann, um allen Beteiligten ein gesundes Weiterleben während und nach der Konfliktbearbeitung zu ermöglichen.

Ich will dir in die Augen sehen

Author: Thordis Elva
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426441985
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Selten ist ein Buch so viel in den Medien besprochen worden wie dieses: Darf jemand das, dem Vergewaltiger vergeben - und warum tut Thordis Elva das öffentlich? Warum räumt sie Tom Stranger seitenlang Raum ein in ihrem authentischen Schicksalsbericht - und welche Erkenntnisse hat ein Täter beizutragen? Ein tief berührendes Buch, in dem sich die beiden, Elva und Stranger, mit wichtigen Fragen auseinandersetzen: mit der Schuld, dem Vertrauen und der Möglichkeit der Vergebung -, aber auch mit ihrem eigenen Erleben und den lebenslangen Folgen einer entsetzlichen Tat.. Die Isländerin Thordis Elva ist 16, als sie von ihrem Freund vergewaltigt wird. Nach einer Party nutzt Tom, der australische Austauschschüler, ihre Wehrlosigkeit aus und missbraucht sie stundenlang. Danach ist für Thordis wie auch für Tom nichts mehr wie zuvor. Beide versuchen auf ihre Weise, das Geschehen zu verarbeiten – vergeblich. Bis Thordis Jahre später mit Tom Kontakt aufnimmt. Sie schlägt ihm ein Treffen vor, in Kapstadt, auf halber Strecke zwischen Reykjavik und Sydney. Ihr Ziel: Sie will Tom die Tat vergeben und so endlich die Opferrolle ablegen. Auch Tom hat seine Sicht der Dinge zu erzählen. Dieser ehrliche und authentische Bericht einer emotional riskanten Begegnung spricht Frauen und Männer an - denn Vergewaltigung in der Partnerschaft ist ein heiß diskutiertes Debattenthema. Auf einzigartige Weise schildern die vielfach ausgezeichneten Autorin und Journalistin Thordis Elva, die sich für Gewaltprävention einsetzt, und Tom Stranger, der jahrelang als Sozialarbeiter tätig war, was damals zwischen ihnen wirklich passiert ist. Und wie es ihnen nach langen Jahren im Austausch gelingt, den Mut zu fassen, sich den Tatsachen zu stellen und das Unfassbare zu verarbeiten. Thordis Elva: „Nur so konnte ich mir beweisen, dass Gewalt keine Macht über mich hat. Nicht damals, nicht heute: nie.“