Understanding Restorative Justice

How Empathy Can Close the Gap Created by Crime

Pete Wallis

Understanding Restorative Justice

Pete Wallis

Distributed for Bristol University Press

224 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2014
Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9781447317425 Published September 2014 For sale in North and South America only
This book offers a clear and detailed introduction to the ways that restorative justice can be used to nurture empathy, exploring such key themes as responsibility, shame, forgiveness, and closure. It uses numerous case studies to explore the timeline of restorative justice, from an initial offense, through the criminal justice process, then into the heart of the restorative meeting and beyond. It will serve as the perfect introduction for those new to restorative justice, as well as a best practices guide for acting practitioners.

Part One
Empathy Level Zero: Hurting
Crime and unhappiness
The gap caused by crime

Part Two
Empathy Level One: Seeing
Entering the criminal justice system
Into the criminal courts

Part Three
Empathy Level Two: Voicing
Unripe restorative justice
Restorative enquiry
The keys and blocks to restorative justice
Choice, encouragement or coercion?

Part Four:
Empathy Level Three: Hearing
Indirect restorative justice
The restorative meeting

Part Five:
Empathy Level Four: Helping
'Doing sorry'
Does it always go so well?

Part Six:
Empathy Level Five: Healing
Into the heart of restorative justice
Review Quotes
Belinda Hopkins | Transforming Conflict, National Centre for Restorative Justice in Youth Settings (UK)
“A compelling, honest, and moving book which will make a huge contribution to the field.”
Dr. Marian Liebmann, OBE
"A well-researched, original, and welcome contribution to the growing literature on restorative justice, focusing on the development of empathy to gradually reveal the layers of the restorative process."
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