The book is edited by Dr. Gavrielides and published by de sitter Publications, Canada. The project is carried out under the auspices of Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS), Open University and Mount Royal University.
Prof. Winterdyk (Director, Centre for Criminology and Justice Research Department of Justice Studies, Mount Royal University, Canada) is acting as the Chair of the Editorial Board). Other contributors include Prof. John Braithwate, Prof. Daniel van Ness, Prof. Lode Walgrave, Prof. Colin Harvey and Prof. Tim Newburn.
WHAT IS RESTORATIVE JUSTICE?
Restorative Justice is an ethos with practical goals, among which to restore harm by including affected parties in a (direct or indirect) encounter and a process of understanding through voluntary and honest dialogue.
Restorative justice adopts a fresh approach to conflicts and their control, retaining at the same time certain rehabilitative goals" (Gavrielides 2007)
THE BOOK'S KEY OBJECTIVE & AUDIENCE
The key objective of the book is to bring together the disciplines of human rights and restorative justice as these have been used, or could be used, for youth justice. Through an international, comparative and multi-disciplinary manner, the book aims to push the barriers for both restorative justice and human rights opening up the political and policy debate on penal reform for youth justice.
Audience: Senior-level capstone courses and upper-level seminars that review and expand on key areas of study in law, human rights, criminal justice, criminology and political science departments. The book is also intended for policymakers, practitioners and campaigners.
For more information contact the Editor, Dr. Theo Gavrielides, Director IARS, [email protected] Unit 3b, Park Place, 10-12 Lawn Lane, London SW8 1UD, UK.
INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS
Experts in the fields of restorative justice, human rights, youth justice and comparative criminal justice interested in contributing to the volume are encouraged to get in touch with the Editor, Dr. Gavrielides.
Authors who have already been selected will need to download the Editorial Guidelines from here
The draft Table of Contents can be downloaded from here