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Restorative Justice Theory and Practice: Addressing the Discrepancy

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To cite this ebook: Gavrielides, T. (2020). Restorative Justice Theory and Practice: Addressing the Discrepancy, 2nd Edition London: RJ4All Publications. ISBN 978-1-911634-17-1.

DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.31927.80808

Also available in Portuguese  Teoria e Prática da Justiça Restaurativa: abordando a discrepância

Description

This is the 2nd edition of Gavrielides’ 2007 monograph “Restorative Justice Theory & Practice: Addressing the Discrepancy”, a ground-breaking book that examines the harmful gap between the restorative justice theory and its application covering the UK, the U.S., Europe, and internationally.

Data were obtained from four international surveys with over 300 restorative justice practitioners, using a combination of qualitative methodologies, including questionnaires, interviews and focus groups. The 2nd edition provides critical updates for restorative justice research, policy and practice.

Restorative justice projects strive to restore peace after a crime has been committed by involving victims, offenders and community representatives in dialogue. Previous studies reviewed by Dr. Gavrielides have credited these programmes with such benefits as lower recidivism, and higher levels of satisfaction with outcomes among victims, offenders and community representatives, compared to the traditional criminal justice system. However, the author’s seven-year research programme uncovered a pervasive gap between restorative justice principles and current restorative justice operations. This gap is blamed for widespread difficulties such as insufficient funding for restorative justice, inadequate training and accreditation of practitioners, lack of faith and commitment among staff, and a tendency for restorative justice over time to become increasingly similar to the standard criminal justice system. Dr. Gavrielides warns that if these problems are not corrected, the original values and benefits of restorative justice may never be realised.

Table of contents

Foreword

Part One: Arguing and Analysing the restorative justice literature

CHAPTER 1: Restorative theory and practice in context;

CHAPTER 2: Restorative justice: The Perplexing concept;

CHAPTER 3: The International Dimension of Restorative Justice: From Theory to Policy and Practice;

Part Two: Measuring the Gap between the restorative justice theory and practice; 

CHAPTER 4: The Practitioners’ Account;

CHAPTET 5: Evaluating restorative justice

CHAPTER 6: Problems in the Practical and Theoretical Development of Restorative Justice;

CHAPTER 7: The UK Practitioners’ Account;

Part Three: Pushing the Barriers – The application of restorative justice with hate crimes and sexual offences

CHAPTER 8: Restorative justice and hate crimes: Addressing the gap between theory, policy and practice;

CHAPTER 9: Restorative justice and sexual offending

Part Four: Critical Reflections 

CHAPTER 10: Mind the Gap Between the Restorative Justice Theory and Practice;

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APPENDIX I. ORIGINAL SAMPLE OF SURVEY I (INTERNATIONAL)

APPENDIX II. FINAL SAMPLE OF SURVEY I (INTERNATIONAL)

APPENDIX III. SAMPLE OF SURVEY II (ENGLAND AND WALES)

APPENDIX IV. SAMPLE OF SURVEY III

APPENDIX V. SAMPLE OF SURVEY IV

APPENDIX VI. CHRONOLOGY OF SEXUAL ABUSE CASES AGAINST THE NORTH AMERICAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

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Book Reviews

“In a time when restorative justice has been embraced with unbridled enthusiasm by virtually every criminal justice network and dispute resolution stakeholder outside of the criminal justice system, Theo Gavrielides presents us with an original, comprehensive, and essential examination of the subject. This work should be read by anyone and everyone who is the least bit interested in the future health of the restorative justice movement.” Prof. John Winterdyk, Ph.D. Department of Justice Studies, Chair, Mount Royal College, Canada

“Theo Gavrielides has provided a constructive and thought-provoking contribution to our understanding of the dynamics of one of the most significant contemporary developments in thinking about criminal justice.” Professor Nicola Lacey, LSE, UK

“Restorative justice is a noble concept, but if the actual practice does not match the ideal, it could be discredited. That would be a great loss. Theo Gavrielides has brought together some challenging thoughts about this danger…” Dr. Martin Wright, European Forum of restorative justice and Restorative Justice Consortium, UK and EU

It is a concise, engaging, innovative and informative book for practitioners and scholars. This comprehensive introduction to restorative justice provides a much-needed textbook for an increasingly popular area of study and practice, which can be used as a basis for further theoretical development and elaboration on the concept’s limitations and accountability. Dr. Effi Lambropoulou Professor of Criminology Department of Sociology, Panteion University of Social and Politic, Greece

As a restorative justice practitioner for ten years, I continue to be impressed with the in-depth research Theo Gavrielides does in the field of restorative justice. He meets the challenges with provocative and cutting edge topics directly and succinctly… The struggle of theory vs. practice has been a difficult one in the field since restorative justice began mostly with practice. Gavrielides approaches this struggle with wisdom of historical roots and with encouragement that restorative justice is developing theory to catch up with practice. Linda Harvey Program Director and Founder of the Restorative Justice Council on Sexual Misconduct in Faith Communities, USA

“Dr. Theo Gavrielides’ book provides a special journey from the underlying theoretical foundations to the daily practice of restorative justice. By his thought-provoking and critical approach, he gifts the restorative justice field with an essential analysis that bridges theory and practice in an interdisciplinary and multisectoral way” Borbala Fellegi, researcher and lecturer at the ELTE University, consultant of the Ministry of Justice in Hungary in the field of restorative justice, Hungary

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