What are the requirements for a just response to criminal wrongdoing? Drawing on comparative and empirical analysis of existing models of global practice, this book offers an approach aimed at restricting the current limitations of criminal justice process and addressing the current deficiencies. Putting restoration squarely alongside other aims of justice responses, the author argues that only when restorative questions are taken into account can institutional responses be truly said to be just. Using the three primary jurisdictions of Australia, New Zealand and Canada, the book presents the leading examples of restorative justice practices incorporated in mainstream criminal justice systems from around the world. In conclusion, the work provides a fresh insight into how today’s criminal law might develop in order to bring restoration directly into the mix for tomorrow. This book will be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduate researchers and lecturers, as well as lawyers who work in the field of criminal law, criminologists, social scientists and philosophers interested in ideas of wrongdoing and criminal justice responses to criminal offending.

chapter |4 pages


part I|66 pages


chapter 1|11 pages


The Aims of Institutional Responses to Wrongdoing

chapter 4|21 pages

Generating Just Responses to Wrongdoing

part II|61 pages


chapter 5|21 pages

Restorative Practice

Is It Just?

chapter 6|11 pages

Criminal Justice Practice

Is It Just?

part III|76 pages


chapter |13 pages


Developing Restorative Jurisprudence A Minimalist Approach