This online publication presents an up-to-date account of restorative justice in the UK. The book is a good tool for any undergraduate or postgraduate student, policy maker, practitioner or member of the public who wants to learn about restorative justice in the UK.
The e-book explores and discusses the current provisions, legislation and practice of restorative justice in the United Kingdom. Comparisons between England, Northern Ireland and Scotland are drawn, and constrasts between youth and adult practice are highlighted. The struggles with the traditional criminal justice system and restoraive practices' place in it are also considered.
After a descriptive account of restorative justice, the book proceeds with a critical analysis. It presents current threats and opportunities for the development of restorative justice as well as a list of key practitioners and policy initatives.
Contents: Introduction; The legal framework of restorative justice in the United Kingdom; Actual situation of restorative justice; Informal referrals and initiatives; The key practitioners of RJ; Current reforms; Evaluation and recommendation; Appendices; References.
About the authors: Dr. Theo Gavrielides is the Founder and Director of Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS). He is also the Founder and co-Director of the Restorative Justice for All Institute (RJ4All) and an Adjunct Professor at the School of Criminology (Centre for Restorative Justice) of Simon Fraser University as well as a Visiting Professor at Buckinghamshire New University.
Ben Lyon is a restorative justice practitioner and researcher. He was one of the team responsible for the Home Office document – Best Practice Guidance for Restorative Practitioners – and its recent review. He has also recently assisted in drafting new National Occupational Standards in restorative practice.