Studies in Restorative justice
Co-editors-in-chief: Estelle Zinsstag (Edinburgh Napier University, UK and KU Leuven, Belgium) and Tinneke Van Camp (California State University, Fresno, USA).
Studies in Restorative justice offers a unique approach to crime and victimization and a change of course from the traditional preoccupation with retribution and transgression of rules in the criminal justice system. It focuses on acknowledging and amending the hurt and injustice experienced by victims, support for offenders to promote desistance from wrongdoing, and the concerns of the society for safety and efficient conflict resolution. Essentially, restorative practices involve a facilitated, voluntary and respectful dialogue between the parties affected by crime. Many different practices have been developed that meet restorative justice requirements, including, but not limited to, victim-offender mediation, restorative conferencing, peace-making circles, and peer mediation. These practices are being utilised in response to property and violent crime, adult and youth offending, school bullying and workplace conflicts, cultural conflicts and mass victimization. This book series aspires to highlight the many accomplishments achieved through the use of restorative justice practices in response to crime and social conflict.
It is a collection of ground-breaking theoretical essays on the principles, uses and versatility of restorative justice as well as state-of-the-art empirical research into the implementation of restorative justice practices, experiences in these programmes and evaluation of their impact on victim recovery, reoffending and community capacity building. Contributors include established scholars and promising new scholars.
The chief-editors are supported by an international advisory board composed of: Ivo Aertsen (KU Leuven, Belgium), Daniel Achutti (University of La Salle, Brazil), Daniela Bolivar (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Chile), John Braithwaite (Australian National University, Australia), Albert Dzur (Bowling Green State University, USA), Jennifer Llewellyn (Dalhousie University, Canada), Shadd Maruna (Queen’s University Belfast, UK), Joanna Shapland (University of Sheffield, UK), Ann Skelton (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Heather Strang (University of Cambridge, UK), Lode Walgrave (KU Leuven, Belgium), Dennis Wong (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong).