- Van Ness and Strong are renowned scholars in the field of restorative justice.
- This edition places special emphasis on the importance of inclusion in restorative justice -the opportunity for direct and active involvement of the victim, offender, and community in the procedures that follow a crime.
- A helpful appendix includes a visual case study that helps illustrate the concepts of the text.
Part One: The Concept of Restorative Justice
Chapter 1: Visions and Patterns: How Patterns of Thinking Can Obstruct Justice
Chapter 2: A Brief History of Restorative Justice: The Development of a New Pattern of Thinking
Chapter 3: Restorative Justice: Justice That Promotes Healing
Part Two: The Cornerposts of Restorative Justice
Chapter 4: Inclusion
Chapter 5: Encounter
Chapter 6: Amends
Chapter 7: Reintegration
Part Three: The Challenge of Restorative Justice
Chapter 8: Making Restorative Justice Happen
Chapter 9: Toward a Restorative System
Chapter 10: Transformation
Appendix 1: RJ CitySM Case Study: When Ed and David Broke into Mildred's House and Took Things
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Daniel Van Ness is Vice President of Programmes at Prison Fellowship International, an association of national NGOs in more than 125 countries that assist prisoners, ex-prisoners, victims, and their families. For 30 years, he has explored and promoted restorative justice as public policy advocate, program designer, writer, and teacher. He is the author and editor of a number of publications on restorative justice and has presented nearly 30 papers at national and international conferences on themes related to restorative and community justice. Since 2000, he has taught a biennial Intensive Course on Restorative Justice at Pepperdine University Law School's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. The National Association of Community and Restorative Justice honored Van Ness with the John W. Byrd Pioneer Award for Community and Restorative Justice in 2013.
Strong, Karen Heetderks
Karen Heetderks Strong is a consultant on criminal justice reform and conflict resolution. She spent the majority of her career in an American non-profit organization serving prisoners, ex-prisoners, victims, and their families and supporting advocacy for reforms in the state and federal criminal justice systems. In addition to her work in helping envision and articulate restorative justice, Strong guided program development in such areas as mentoring for youth at risk and a re-entry model for Michigan prisoners returning to Detroit. She also evaluated and helped shape the pilot of a faith-based victim assistance program model. As a senior leader, she guided a number of organizational efforts aimed to increase the effectiveness of volunteers in serving those affected by crime and prison. Strong earned a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. from Drew University, a graduate Diploma from the University of Oxford, and a B.A. from Seattle Pacific University.