Describes the use of Peacemaking Circles in neighborhoods to provide support for those harmed by crime and to decide sentences for those who commit crime, in schools to create positive classroom climates and resolve behavior problems, in the workplace to deal with conflict, and in social services to develop more organic support systems for people struggling to get their lives together.
Paths to Incarceration/Prevention
Family Group Conferences (FGCs) are the primary forum in New Zealand for dealing with juvenile crime as well as child welfare issues. Describes the juvenile justice system that is built around these conferences.
Argues that the principles of restorative justice can be applied in school classrooms and cafeterias and that, if our children learn restorative practices early and daily, we can build a healthier and more just society.
Defines restorative justice and explains how it differs from criminal justice. Presents practical approaches to restorative justice in action.
Describes how a dialogue between victims and offenders can hold offenders accountable and give victims rights to restitution.
Report on efficacy and cost savings of drug treatment vs imprisonment.
addresses strategic concerns & questions to consider when developing a restorative justice program
Tools to assist in criminal justice reform, including handbooks, training curriculums, & model laws.
A prison psychiatrist reflects on why people commit crimes, highlighting the role that shame often plays in the etiology of murder and arguing that our present penal system only exacerbates it.
Discusses the reasons so many people with mental illness are incarcerated.