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Reference: Gavrielides, T. (2020). Restorative justice theory and practice: Addressing the discrepancy, 2nd Edition, London: RJ4All Publications. (pages 217).

Available in Kindle - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B085CLZ5JS

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This is the 2nd edition of the Restorative Justice Theory & Practice: Addressing the Discrepancy, a ground-breaking book that examines the harmful gap between the restorative justice theory and its application in 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.

Restorative Justice Theory & Practice: Addressing the Discrepancy (2nd Eds)

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  • "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." Nicola Lacey, Professor at 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..." 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". Effi Lambropoulou,Professor of Criminology Department of Sociology, Panteion University of Social and Politic, Greece

     

    "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." John Winterdyk, Ph.D. Department of Justice Studies, Chair, Mount Royal College, Canada

    Book Review

    Dr. Martin Wright reviews Theo Gavrielides’ book discussing the differences between restorative justice theory and implementation.

  • 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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