An International Review of Restorative Justice


January 1, 2001


David Miers




Restorative Justice

An International Review of Restorative Justice

This review provides an overview of the position and use of restorative justice programmes in twelve European jurisdictions, together with summaries and examples of programmes in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States of America. The review compares and contrasts the principal features of these themes across the different jurisdictions, identifying, particularly in the case of the European jurisdictions, the similarities and dissimilarities between their various restorative justice initiatives. In doing so, the review draws some lessons about good practice in restorative justice provision. Finally, the review places the work currently being undertaken within wider theoretical debates about the nature and scope of restorative justice, and highlights some of the strengths and weaknesses of evaluative research into its impact. The review will be of value to those who seek an understanding of restorative justice provision in European jurisdictions in particular, and more generally in a wider international context. Both the detailed accounts and the evaluative summary will enable readers to compare that provision with their own understanding of the theory and practice of restorative justice in England and Wales.


David Miers

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