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What is restorative justice?

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Sullivan, D. and Tifft, L. (2001) "Restorative justice: healing the foundations of our everyday lives"

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Monsey, Willow Tree Press, 235 p.

This books lays out all the basic issues of restorative justice but it takes a broad, transformative approach. The authors are concerned with processes of healing but also with transforming the social institutions (family, school, workplace, neighbourhood) that make real health and healing a possibility before and after some harm has been done. In this sense, they see restorative justice as growing out of a needs-based economy, out of a sense of justice that recognizes that our success as a healing community will depend upon how needs-oriented our primary social institutions are.

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.

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