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Topics in Criminal Justice: Restorative Justice

Restorative justice focuses on fixing the damage done by a crime as opposed to only punishing the perpetrator. It is about bringing the community, the victim(s), and the offender(s) together to decide how to do this. Coming together to restore rather than to punish can have a transformative impact on the criminal justice system. Being allowed to confront the offenders can also allow victims of crimes to regain their peace of mind. With this in mind the Dewey Graduate Library is here to provide our students resources and information on this important topic.


Camp, T. V. (2014). Victims of violence and restorative practices: Finding a voice. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Online / HV8688 .C36 2014

Foley, T. (2014). Developing restorative justice jurisprudence: Rethinking responses to criminal wrongdoing. Surrey, UK: Ashgate. Online / K970 .F65 2014

Hayden, A., Gelsthorpe, L. (2014). A restorative approach to family violence: Changing tack. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Limited. Online / KUQ4077 .R47 2014

Llewellyn, J., Philpott, D. (2014). Restorative justice, reconciliation, and peacebuilding. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. University Library / HV 8688 R4945 2014

Mahan, S. (2013). Restoring justice in Colombia: Conciliation in equity. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. Dewey Library / KHH 5935 M34 2013

 Rossner, M. (2014). Just emotions: Rituals of restorative justice. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Sellman, E. (2013). Restorative approaches to conflict in schools: Interdisciplinary perspectives on whole school approaches to managing relationships. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. University Library / LB 3013 R484 2013

Thom, B. (2012). Punishment. New York, NY: Routledge. Dewey Library / K 5103 B76 2013

Vanfraechem, I., Pemberton, A., Ndahnda, F. M. (ed.)(2014). Justice for victims: Perspectives on rights, transition, and reconciliation. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Online / HV6250.25 .J87 2014

Walters, M. A. (2014). Hate crime and restorative justice: Exploring causes, repairing harms. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

More books are available; try searching Minerva using ‘restorative justice’ or ‘restorative justice –United States’.


Criminal Justice Abstracts: Provides comprehensive coverage of criminal justice journals and articles.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS): Contains summaries of numerous criminal justice publications including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.

Index to Legal Periodicals and Books: Includes articles from legal journals, yearbooks, institutes, bar association organs, law reviews, book reviews, and government publications from the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand.

Online Resources:

Alternatives. Restorative Justice 

City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Restorative Justice

National Council on Crime & Delinquency. What is Restorative Justice?

Restorative Justice Online 


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Restorative justice practices can serve as an important alternative to the criminal justice system we currently have. If you have any questions on the topic please contact Richard Irving at

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