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Professor Dobrinka Chankova


"Why should the Criminal Justice System be civilised? What is meant by civilising? Why is an international agenda necessary? These are some of the numerous questions raised by this in-depth and far-seeing study - not just another book in the field of restorative justice, but some kind of Manifesto for criminal justice policy makers, theoreticians and practitioners. Right now it should be emphasized that although the book considers the various historical, comparative, legal, practical, ethical etc. aspects of the issue, it does not give definitive answers – it is too sophisticated and complex a work to give unidirectional responses, and this is its main merit....."

Book Review of Cornwell, D. et al (2013) Civilising Criminal Justice

  • To cite this book review: Chankova, D. (2014) .Review of Cornwell, D. Blad, J. and Wright, M. (2013) Civilising Criminal Justice. An International Restorative Agenda for Penal Reform. Sherfield Gables: Waterside Press, 568 pp, £25.00, ISBN 978-1-904380-04-7(pbk), ISBN 978-1-908162-51-9 (Adobe E-book), ISBN 978-1-908162-52-6 (Kindle/Epub E-book)”, Internet Journal of Restorative Justice, ISSN (online): 2056-2985.

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