August 2001 Edition
US Announces it will not support development of Basic Principles
In a speech made during meetings of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, a US representative said that the US does not support development of basic principles on restorative justice, although it does feel that restorative measures are useful in appropriate cases.
Project Begun to Build Computer Simulation of Restorative System.
Prison Fellowship International (PFI) has launched a multi-year project to create a computer simulation of a fully restorative justice system. Such a system would be capable of responding to all crimes, offenders and victims in the most restorative way possible.
Satellite-Based Training on Restorative Justice
The US National Institute of Corrections Academy will be offering a five-day training program on restorative justice during the week of 28 January 2002. It is currently recruiting people to serve on local Site Coordination Teams.
New Websites on Restorative Justice
Practitioners and theoreticians of restorative justice have three new web based resources. Covering the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, these sites provide background information, discussion papers, and program descriptions.
Book Review: Mediation in Context
Martin Wright reviews this collection of essays discussing the development of mediation in different contexts.
Book Review: Corrections, Peacemaking, and Restorative Justice: Transforming Individuals and Institutions
This book provides a helpful introduction to philosophy behind the peacemaking worldview and illustrates how it can be applied to everyday life and situations
Meet Allison Morris
Allison Morris is involved in research on restorative justice initiatives in New Zealand.
Meet Gabrielle Maxwell
Gabrielle Maxwell is a researcher on restorative justice initiatives in New Zealand.