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Restorative Justice, Self-Interest and Responsible Citizenship


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Introduction 1. Focusing on Restorative Justice 2. Restorative Justice and Criminal Punishment 3. Common Self-interest: Seeking Socio-ethical Grounds for Restorative Justice 4. Examining Restorative Justice Practice 5. Designing a Restorative Criminal Justice System 6. Democracy, Criminology and Restorative Justice, Conclusion, Notes, Epilogue: A List of To-do's

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Lode Walgrave is Professor of Criminology at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, chair of the International Network for Research in Restorative Justice for Juveniles and editor of Restorative Justice and the Law.


'This is an important book. Walgrave makes a convincing argument about limiting restorative justice to the arena of criminal justice, proposes a compelling case for common self-interest as a socio-ethical foundation for restorative justice, and places it within an ideological movement for a more just and more participatory democracy. He does so from his perspective as a European criminologist who has long reflected on the differences between common law and civil law understandings of restorative justice. Probably only Walgrave could advance the arguments in such a way that they provide illumination to those of us in common law countries. Put this beautifully-written book on your "must read" list.' -- Daniel Van Ness, Prison Fellowship International, Washington DC

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