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The Agendas of the restorative justice movement

Restorative Justice: from Theory to Practice

ISBN: 978-0-7623-1455-3, eISBN: 978-1-84950-559-8

ISSN: 1521-6136

Publication date: 19 May 2008

Abstract

This chapter examines how the aspirations of the restorative justice movement are broader than tends to be acknowledged in debates about the virtues and vices of restorative justice. It suggests that, along with trying to change the social response to crime, the movement is concerned to bring about transformations in the way conflict is handled in a range of institutions, in approaches to political reconciliation, in social organisation and in our understanding of the self. Also, along with introducing new procedures for handling social problems, the movement is concerned to bring about profound changes in the way problems are construed.

Citation

Johnstone, G. (2008), "The Agendas of the restorative justice movement", Ventura Miller, H. (Ed.) Restorative Justice: from Theory to Practice (Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Vol. 11), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 59-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1521-6136(08)00403-X

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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