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If policymakers have the objective of bettering justice responses for young people, then Theo Gavrielides’ (2012) edited volume, Rights & Restoration within Youth Justice is a must read.  It makes an important contribution to youth justice.  1) It bridges a growing divide between evidence-based research and practice; 2) It promotes a participatory framework for doing democracy that necessitates youth voice; 3) It allows for complex issues – serious crimes, like domestic violence – to be responded to in complex – imaginative yet careful – ways.  Gavrielides does all this by judiciously connecting the disciplines of restorative justice and human rights.  The key question of the book is: how can these two fields work collaboratively to accomplish the above goal?  Contributors are a blend of scholars, policymakers, and practitioners.

Book Review of: Gavrielides, T. (2012) Rights & Restoration within Youth Justice

  • To cite this book review: Oudshoorn, J., (2013). Review of “Theo Gavrielides, Editor (2012) ‘Rights & Restoration within Youth Justice’. De Sitter Publications, Canada, ISBN 978-1-897160-62-6, $56.95 US (paperback), 482 pages.”, Internet Journal of Restorative Justice, ISSN (online): 2056-2985.


    Corresponding author


    Judah Oudshoorn
    Professor, Bachelor of Community & Criminal Justice
    Conestoga College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
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      t:   @judahoudshoorn
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