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Author Black, Trevor.

Title Restorative justice and family violence / edited by Heather Strang and John Braithwaite
Published Cambridge ; Port Melbourne, Vic. : Cambridge University Press, 2002


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Description xi, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Series Special report
Contents 1. Restorative justice and family violence / John Braithwaite and Heather Strang -- 2. Restorative values and confronting family violence / Kay Pranis -- 3. Domestic violence and women's safety: feminist challenges to restorative justice / Julie Stubbs -- 4. Sexual assault and restorative justice / Kathleen Daly -- 5. Children and family violence: restorative messages from New Zealand / Allison Morris -- 6. Feminist praxis: making family group conferencing work / Joan Pennell and Gale Burford -- 7. Transformative justice: anti-subordination processes in cases of domestic violence / Donna Coker -- 8. Balance in the response to family violence: challenging restorative principles / Gordon Bazemore and Twila Hugley Earle -- 9. Lessons from the mediation obsession: ensuring that sentencing 'alternatives' focus on indigenous self-determination / Larissa Behrendt -- 10. Restorative justice and Aboriginal family violence: opening a space for healing / Harry Blagg -- 11. Using restorative justice principles to address family violence in Aboriginal communities / Loretta Kelly -- 12. Domestic violence and restorative justice initiatives: who pays if we get it wrong? / Ruth Busch
Summary This book addresses one of the most controversial topics in restorative justice: its potential for dealing with conflicts within families. Most restorative justice programs specifically exclude family violence as an appropriate offence to be dealt with this way. This book focuses on the issues in family violence that may warrant special caution about restorative justice, in particular, feminist and indigenous concerns. At the same time it looks for ways of designing a place for restorative interventions that respond to these concerns. Further, it asks whether there are ways that restorative processes can contribute to reducing and preventing family violence, to healing its survivors and to confronting the wellsprings of this violence. The book discusses the shortcomings of the present criminal justice response to family violence. It suggests that these shortcomings require us to explore other ways of addressing this apparently intractable problem
Analysis Domestic violence
Child abuse
Alternative dispute resolution
Federal issue
State issue
Restorative Justice
Notes Includes index
"This collection is the product of a Canberra conference in 2000 sponsored by the Reshaping Australian Institutions Project of the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University." -p. vii
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 249-278
Subject Family violence -- Australia.
Family violence.
Restorative justice.
Intellectual property -- Great Britain.
Family violence -- Congresses.
Family violence -- Australia -- Congresses.
Feminism -- Australia -- Congresses.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions -- Congresses.
Restorative justice -- Australia -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Braithwaite, John.
Strang, Heather.
LC no. 2002073598
ISBN 052181846X :
0521521653 paperback