Restorative Justice and Practices in New Zealand
Towards a Restorative Society
Foreword by Jarem Sawatsky
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
366 Pages, 7.00 x 10.00 x 0.75 in
- Published: September 2010
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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.
"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.