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The agendas of the restorative justice movement

Johnstone, Gerry

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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.

Publication Date Jan 1, 2008
Journal Restorative justice: from theory to practice
Print ISSN 1521-6136
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Pages 59-79
Book Title Restorative Justice: from Theory to Practice; Sociology of Crime Law and Deviance
ISBN 9780762314553
Institution Citation Johnstone, G. (2008). The agendas of the restorative justice movement. Restorative Justice: from Theory to Practice; Sociology of Crime Law and Deviance, 59-79. The University of Hull. doi:10.1016/S1521-6136(08)00403-X
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/S1521-6136%2808%2900403-X
Keywords Restorative Justice, Crime, Criminal Justice, Social Movements,