September 2002 Edition
Japan and Restorative Practices
The emphasis on apology and forgiveness in Japanese society has led many commentators, such as John O. Haley, to point to Japan as an example of how restorative justice can affect crime and society. Despite this prominence of apology and forgiveness in explaining lower crime rates in Japan, these mechanisms have remained informal and tend to be offender focused. Recent activities seek to change this reality.
Striving for Restorative Justice in the Czech Republic
The Association for Development of Social Work in Criminal Justice (SPJ) is an NGO in the Czech Republic working for criminal justice reform. The group has worked in developing mediation, probation, and community service. This article about their activities was written by Ludmila Hasmanová.
Book Review: Reparation and Victim-Focused Social Work
Martin Wright reviews thi book about working with victims of crime.
Meet Lenka OUŘEDNÍČKOVÁ
Lenka has been instrumental in introducing restorative justice to the Czech Republic.
Recent Changes to Restorative Justice Online