Restoring what? The practice, promise and perils of restorative justice in New Zealand
Keywords:Chair in Restorative Justice, adversarial nature of the justice system, Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act, estorative justice conference, restorative practices to address everyday problems, retributive and rehabilitative approaches
In the opening pages of his recent book Crime, Punishment, and Restorative Justice, American author Ross London tells of what prompted him to embark on the journey of discovery that led to the writing of the book. After more than 25 years of professional involvement in the criminal justice system as an attorney, a public defender and a municipal judge, London found himself asking the question: ‘Is this the best we can do?’
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