Restorative Justice and Practices in New Zealand

Towards a Restorative Society

Edited by Gabrielle M. Maxwell, James H Liu

Foreword by Jarem Sawatsky

Restorative Justice and Practices in New Zealand

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  • ISBN: 9781608999057
  • Pages: 366
  • Publication Date: 9/1/2010
  • Retail Price: $42.00
Web Price: $33.60
Web Price: $33.60

Restorative Justice and Practices in New Zealand

Towards a Restorative Society

Edited by Gabrielle M. Maxwell, James H Liu

Foreword by Jarem Sawatsky

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781608999057
  • Pages: 366
  • Publication Date: 9/1/2010
  • Retail Price: $42.00
Web Price: $33.60

About-

The quest for justice has been a powerful driving force in all human societies. In recent times, the notion of restorative justice has gained currency. To achieve restorative justice all those affected by a crime must be involved in finding a solution--one that repairs the harm and restores the broken relationships. This means striving to rebuild the damaged lives not only of those who have sufferd but also of those who have caused suffering to others. It means that healing of hurts, the reconciliation of offenders and victims, and the eventual reintegration into the community of those who have offended, as responsible and productive members of society.

This is no easy task. But it is vital to building a cohesive, inclusive, and fair society. Moreover, restorative practices need not be limited to the criminal justice arena. They are equally applicable in other fields of human endeavour where people have been harmed and where the restoration of broken relationships is needed.

This book provides an account of how restorative processes and practices are being applied in New Zealand in the justice system, education, civil disputes, and governmental responses to historical wrongs. It will be a valuable source of ideas and inspiration for all those who are seeking to build a more restorative society.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"New Zealand leads the world in legislating restorative processes to resolve youth offending. This compendium offers insights into how and why restorative practices, in particular, family group conferencing, reduces recidivism, respects cultural diversity, and upholds the rights of victims, young people, and their families. Extending beyond youth justice, the authors point to how restorative principles can be effective in so many domains, including schools.
-- Joan Pennell, PhD, Professor and Director, Center for Family & Community Engagment, North Carolina State University.

Contributors-

Gabrielle M. Maxwell
James H Liu
Jarem Sawatsky

Bio(s)-

Dr. Gabrielle Maxwell was a senior research fellow at the Institute of Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington at the time of writing this book. Later she was the founding director of the Crime and Justice Research Centre and is now a senior associate at the Institute of Policy Studies. Her research interests have focussed on youth justice, restorative justice and family violence.

Dr. James Hou-fu Liu is Associate Professor of Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington and Deputy Director of its Centre for Applied Cross Cultural Research. His research specialties are in cross-cultural psychology, inter-group relations and social identity.

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