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- DescriptionThis book takes bold steps in forming much-needed philosophical foundations for restorative justice through deconstructing and reconstructing various models of thinking. It challenges current debates through the consideration and integration of various disciplines such as law, crimilogy, philosophy and human rights into restorative justice theory, resulting in the development of new and stimulating arguments. Topics covered include the close relationship and convergence of restorative justice and human rights, some of the challenges of engagement with human rights, the need for the recognition of the teachings of restorative justice at both the theoretical and the applied level, the Aristotelian theory on restorative justice, the role of restorative justice in schools and in police practice and a discussion of the humanistic African philosophy of Ubuntu. With international contributions from various disciplines and through the use of value based research methods, the book deconstructs existing concepts and suggests a new conceptual model for restorative justice. This unique book will be of interest to academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners.
- Author BiographyTheo Gavrielides is an international expert in criminal justice and human rights theory, policy and practice. His current research is at the cutting edge of restorative justice and juvenile justice. He is an advisor to governments and international bodies, and is a pioneer of user-led methods of research, policy and legislative reform. He is the founder and Director of Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS), a leading, international think-tank with a charitable mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. He is also a Visiting Professor in Canadian, British and Greek universities. Vasso Artinopoulou is Professor of Criminology and former Vice Rector at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece. Her research interests are in the areas of restorative justice, Victimology, Family Violence, Youth Justice, and Gender and the Criminal Justice system. She has published widely on these areas in both English and Greek. She has rich experience as head of boards in public administration and criminal justice authorities. She is also the Head of Criminal Justice Policy Unit at the European Public Law Organisation.
- Author(s)Theo Gavrielides,Vasso Artinopoulou
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication28/11/2013
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAshgate Publishing Limited
- Content NoteIncludes 6 b&w illustrations
- Weight838 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine22 mm
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