Current experimentations with approaches to restorative justice for adult offenders represents a compelling new direction in the criminal justice system. This book examines the values and challenges of restorative justice for adult offenders, victims and communities. The discussion is situated within current debate, available research, and the international literature. In canvassing the structure, content, and delivery of key Australian and New Zealand restorative justice programs for adult offenders, the distinguished authors offer critical analysis of the emergence and impact of program developements for practitioners and professionals.
This collection brings together stimulating and informed articles by experienced practitioners, leading academics and new researchers in the field. It also offers valuable insights into emerging restorative justice practice for adult offenders and provides a real alternative to the adversarial justice system.
Part 1: Background
Foreword – John Braithwaite
Restorative Justice: from Juveniles to AdultsJasmine Bruce, Gail Mason and Jane BolithoRestorative Justice for Adults: Should We Do More?Jane BolithoRestorative Justice, Adult Offenders and the Court SystemMichael King
Part 2: Showcasing Recent Developments
Forum Sentencing: Using Research and Experience to Improve PracticeDean Hart and Gabriela PircRestorative Justice and Adult Offending: Twelve Years of Post-sentence PracticeKate MilnerAustralian Indigenous Sentencing Courts: Restoring Culture in the Sentencing Court ProcessElena MarchettiRecent Developments within Restorative Justice in Aotearoa/New ZealandHelen Bowen, Jim Boyack and Janet Calder-Watson
Part 3: Emerging and Critical Issues
Restorative Justice for Victims of Adult Crime: An Exploration of Theory and EvidenceKelly RichardsBest Practice in Restorative Justice Conference Facilitation: Some Big IdeasJohn McDonaldWhat Standards for Restorative Justice and Adults? Issues in Practitioner Training and AccreditationJasmine BruceJustice for Gendered Violence: What Does Restorative Justice Offer?Julie StubbsEmotion Across the Lifecourse: The Case for Restorative Justice with AdultsMeredith Rossner
Part 4: Lessons and Future Directions
Conclusion: Emerging Practice and Future DirectionsHeather StrangIndex