December 2001 Edition
Restorative Justice in Bulgaria
Dobrinka Chankova of the Institute For Conflict Resolution in Sofia, Bulagaria provides a look at the movement for restorative justice in her country.
UN Expert Meeting Recommends Declaration of Basic Principles
Experts convened by the UN met to consider whether the UN should adopt international guidelines on restorative justice. It agreed that guidelines were necessary, and recommended adoption of a Declaration of Basic Principles on the Use of Restorative Justice Programmes in Criminal Matters that it formulated during the course of its meeting
The Norwegian System: Restorative Elements
Several recent studies of Norway's justice system reveal a number of restorative elements. Mediation and legal aid for victims are notable examples of restorative influences on the justice system in that country.
Book Review: The Handbook of Victim Offender Mediation: An Essential
This book describes the uses of vicitm-offender mediation in the criminal justice system.
Website of the Month: The Barron County Community Justice Project.
The Barron County Restorative Justice Program’s mission statement declares that this private non-profit corporation was organized to “provide inspiration, leadership and information sharing in the development and support of various models of justice” to aid victims, offenders and their communities in dialogue undertaken toward achieving healing and restoration.
Book Review: Reconciliation, Justice, and Coexistence: Theory & Practice
This book describes restorative process in massive conflicts at the State level.
Leading Edge: Meet Mark Umbreit, Robert MacKay, and Michael Braswell.
Mark Umbreit is the founding Director of the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking. Michael Braswell studies issues of peacemaking and corrections. Robert MacKay is a social worker studying restorative justice theory and practice in Scotland.