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Rights and Restoration within Youth Justice

Rights and Restoration within Youth Justice

Edited by Theo Gavrielides, Director Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS)

ISBN 13:
978-1-897160-62-6



Subjects: Criminal Justice | Youth Justice | Restorative Justice | Human Rights |

“This timely collection enriches human rights and restorative justice worldwide.”

~ John Braithwaite, Australian National University and Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and Founder of RegNet

“Rights & Restoration demonstrates that restorative processes are effective in producing a just response, repairing harm to victims, holding offenders accountable, and teaching values while recognizing the importance of relationships.”

~ Daniel Van Ness, Executive Director of the Centre for Justice and Reconciliation, Prison Fellowship International, and Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University


“The relationship between restorative justice and human rights has long been ignored by policy and practice, and this book bridges this gap without any geographical limitations.”

~ Brenda Morrison, Co-Director Centre for Restorative Justice, Simon Fraser University

Rights & Restoration within Youth Justice unites the principles and practices of human rights and restorative justice. Leading international experts challenge current thinking on evidence-based youth justice policy. Through international case studies, a framework emerges for connecting human rights and restorative justice approaches to criminal justice policy and practice.

This book is written by leading scholars in the fields of restorative justice, human rights, youth justice and policy and criminal justice. The project is carried out under the auspices of Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS).

Preface by Prof. John Braithwaite, Australian National University

Foreword Prof. Daniel Van Ness, Executive Director of the Centre for Justice and Reconciliation, Prison Fellowship International, Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law

Contributors: L. Walgave, C. Harvey, C.Pelikan, J.Winderdyk, N.Jones, M. Hatzipavlou, V. Artinopoulou, T. Barabas, R. Earle, A. Wakefield, M. Walters, G. Johnstone, P. Lauderdale, A. Oliverio.

This book:

  • presents a critical investigation of the most current issues within youth justice, restorative justice and human rights
  • provides a “bottom-up”, critical analysis of the modern concept of human rights and restorative justice
  • proposes a new model for penal reform of the youth justice system, which is user focused, extends beyond the national limitations, and uses the values underlying human rights and restorative justice.

This book includes:

  • Definitions and key terms within the field of human rights, restorative justice and youth justice
  • Box inserts with original case studies illustrating experiences of users and service providers
  • An up-to-date index of relevant case law and legislation in various jurisdictions
  • Tables and figures presenting original data
  • Recommendations for policy and practice and a list of questions and further research.


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