July 2008 Edition
Ireland Exploring Further Restorative Justice Implementation; Restorative Justice and Reconviction; Meet Marty Price; Movie Review: TAKE; Book Review: Changing paradigms: punishment and restorative discipline; Website of the Month: European Forum for Restorative Justice
Ireland Exploring Further Restorative Justice Implementation
The National Commission on Restorative Justice (Commission) in Ireland has released an interim report on its work to develop a policy framework for expanding the use of restorative justice throughout the country. The report suggests possible pilot projects and describes issues still to be studied.
Restorative Justice and Reconviction
The Ministry of Justice (formerly the Home Office) in London released the last in a series of reports on the effectiveness of restorative justice. This report discusses the reconviction rates and cost effectiveness of three restorative justice schemes funded under the Home Office Crime Reduction Programme from mid-2001 through 2004.
Meet Marty Price
Marty Price is the founder and director of the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) Information and Resource Center in Asheville, North
Movie Review: TAKE
TAKE is a full-length feature film being released July18 in New York and rolled out into other US cities and London through September. It stars Minnie Driver (Ana) and Jeremy Renner (Saul) as two people whose lives cross and are bound together during a bungled robbery by Saul in which Ana's son is killed.
Book Review: Changing paradigms: punishment and restorative discipline
This book, reviewed by Martin Wright, explores traditional justifications for punishment in criminal justice, the family and education. He argues that restorative justice offers significant advantages.
Website of the Month: European Forum for Restorative Justice
The European Forum for Restorative Justice is an umbrella organization working to promote and develop restorative justice practices throughout Europe. The website, one major tool in this work, provides information on the activities by the Forum, research being conducted throughout Europe, and programmes in various countries. The current website was redesigned in 2007 and offers expanded resources.
Recent additions to Restorative Justice Online.