Restorative justice has become an important new way of thinking about crime, responsive regulation an influential way of thinking about business regulation. In this important book, John Braithwaite brings together his important work on restorative justice with his work on business regulation to form a sweepingly novel picture of the way society regulates itself. Braithwaite, internationally renowned for his work on restorative justice, has argued that restoring victims, offenders, and communities is more effective than punitive practices for deterring, incapacitating, and rehabilitating offenders. In this fascinating book, he conceives responsive regulation as an approach to regulating any phenomenon. Offering an original and incisive argument, he establishes the relevance of the business regulation literature on responsive regulation to the problem of crime and the relevance of the restorative justice literature on crime not only to business regulation but also to many of our biggest social and economic problems. These include the problems of war and peace, education, poverty, and sustainable development.
Source: Vanspauwen, K., Robert, L., Aertsen, I., Parmentier, S. (2003), Restorative Justice and Restorative Detention. A selected and annotated bibliography. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Onderzoeksgroep Penologie en Victimologie.