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Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime

Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime, Susan Herman (2010). Washington DC: National Center for Victims of Crime. 174 pages.

by Eric Assur

Not too many years ago Restorative Justice (RJ) was introduced, or artfully expounded on, by Howard Zehr. Now we have what appears to be a similarly unique view of the victim of crime topic through new and different lenses. The author, a seasoned and well credentialed victim advocate, and the National Center for Victims of Crime now offer an enlightening commentary and daunting challenge regarding the state of victim services. The book recommends a new way to do business, a paradigm shift to what is now labeled, Parallel Justice (PJ).

Sep 14, 2010 , , , , ,

Towards a Restorative Society: a problem-solving response to harm

Martin Wright. Towards a Restorative Society: a problem-solving response to harm. London: Make Justice Work, 2010, available from Restorative Justice Consortium,

by Dobrinka Chankova, South- West University, Bulgaria:

This is not the first pamphlet or book in which Dr Martin Wright - a convinced victims’ advocate and one of the doyens of restorative justice in Europe – critiques contemporary sentencing policies and penitentiary systems. He has extensively published on endemic abuses of closed institutions and the need for immediate reform of the failing criminal justice systems, proposing a new crime policy, based on restorative justice. Lately he has advocated for applying restorative practices in new domains - schools, neighborhood, community, workplaces, etc. and is leading us to a genuine restorative society.

In his latest pamphlet Dr Wright reconsiders the confused logic on which present policies are based; measures that could make a difference and how a restorative approach could transform people’s and society lives. With his inherent objectivity and scientific precision he pays due attention to the objections to and tensions in restorative justice and how its principles could be put into practice throughout society.

Sep 08, 2010 ,

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