Restorative Justice Knowledge Base: Overview

The field of restorative justice is constantly evolving, with new research, programs, and best practices being developed regularly. To stay up-to-date with this growing body of knowledge, this site will include definitions, principles, case studies, evaluation methods, and more, making it a valuable resource for practitioners, researchers, and policymakers in the field of restorative practice.

Basics of Restorative Justice

  1. Introduction to Restorative Justice
  2. The Philosophy and Principles of Restorative Justice
  3. The History of Restorative Justice
  4. The Different Forms of Restorative Justice
  5. The Benefits and Limitations of Restorative Justice
  6. The Process of Restorative Justice
  7. The Role of Victims, Offenders, and Community in Restorative Justice
  8. The Effectiveness and Outcomes of Restorative Justice
  9. Defining Restorative Justice – definitions and essential elements
  10. Restorative Justice in the Criminal Justice System
  11. The Growth of Restorative Justice in Schools
  12. Restorative Justice around the World
  13. Restorative Justice as a way of living

Styles of Restorative Justice

  1. Community Conferencing
  2. Circles and Restorative Circles
  3. Victim-Offender Mediation and Dialogue
  4. Restorative Community Service
  5. Reparations and Restorative Reparations
  6. Community Restorative Justice and Neighborhood Justice Panels
  7. Conferencing and Family Group Conferencing
  8. Restorative Schools and Classroom Circles
  9. Truth and Reconciliation Processes
  10. Restorative Practices in Criminal Justice Systems
  11. Indigenous-Led Restorative Justice Approaches.
  12. Restorative Cities
  13. Victim-Offender Mediation
  14. Restorative Diversion Programs
  15. Restorative Reentry Programs
  16. Restorative Schools
  17. Family Group Conferencing
  18. Youth Conferencing Restorative Justice
  19. Virtual Restorative Justice: Case Studies in four European countries

Principles of Restorative Justice

  1. The Philosophy of Restorative Justice
  2. Internal Consistency in Restorative Justice: Walking the Talk
  3. Restorative Justice as a holist perspective for understanding crime
  4. The Power of Forgiveness in Restorative Justice
  5. The Importance of Community in Restorative Justice
  6. The Significance of Relationships in Restorative Justice Processes
  7. Trauma-informed Practice in Restorative Justice
  8. Summary of Howard Zehr’s The Little Book of Restorative Justice
  9. Victim-centred justice
  10. Encounter and Inclusion in Restorative Justice
  11. Encounter, Repair, Transform: The Core Actions of Restorative Justice
  12. The Key Priorities of Restorative Justice

Practices of Restorative Justice

  1. Community Conferencing: A Restorative Justice Practice
  2. Restorative Circles: A Guide for Facilitation
  3. Victim-Offender Mediation: How it Works
  4. Restorative Justice in Schools: Strategies and Programs
  5. Restorative Justice Policing
  6. Restorative Justice in the Workplace: Strategies and Programs
  7. Restorative Justice in the Criminal Justice System: Alternatives to Punishment
  8. The Use of the Arts in Restorative Justice
  9. Restorative Justice in the Digital Age: Online Mediation Applications
  10. Implementing Restorative Justice in the Community: Challenges and Solutions
  11. Contextual sensitivities in restorative justice: culture, language, gender and trauma awareness

Restorative Practices in Schools

  1. Introduction to Restorative Practices in Schools
  2. The Impact of Restorative Practices on Educational Outcomes
  3. Understanding the Difference between Restorative and Punitive Approaches
  4. Implementing Restorative Practices in the Classroom
  5. The Role of Teachers in Restorative Practices
  6. Restorative Practices and School Anti-bullying strategies
  7. Building Relationships through Restorative Practices
  8. Using Restorative Practices to Address Bullying and Conflict in Schools
  9. Restorative Practices and Trauma-Informed Care in Schools
  10. Measuring the Effectiveness of Restorative Practices in Schools.

Critiques of Restorative Justice

  1. Challenges in the future of Restorative Justice
  2. The Effectiveness of Restorative Justice: An Evidence-Based Review
  3. Accountability vs. Forgiveness: Is Restorative Justice Too Lenient on Offenders?
  4. Why Restorative Justice May Not Always Work: Real-World Limitations
  5. Why Some People Will Never Accept Restorative Justice Despite the Evidence
  6. Power Dynamics in Restorative Justice: What You Need to Know
  7. Is Restorative Justice Cost-Effective? A Financial Deep Dive
  8. Accountability Gap: Does Restorative Justice Let Offenders Off Easy?
  9. Restorative Justice is soft on crime: Assessing the Arguments and Evidence
  10. Social and Cultural Biases in Restorative Justice: An Emerging Issue
  11. How Much Say Do Victims Really Have in Restorative Justice?
  12. Legal Conflicts: Can Restorative Justice and Traditional Law Coexist?
  13. Ethical Pitfalls in Restorative Justice: The Risk of Manipulation
  14. Scaling Restorative Justice: Can It Work Beyond Local Communities?

General articles

  1. The Benefits of Restorative Justice for Victims of Crime
  2. How Restorative Justice is Improving School Discipline
  3. Restorative Justice in Chinese Jurisdictions
  4. The Role of Community in Implementing Restorative Justice
  5. Trauma Awareness in the Practise of Restorative Justice
  6. The Relationship between Forgiveness and Restorative Justice
  7. The Integration of Technology in Restorative Justice Practices
  8. The Influence of Indigenous Traditions on Modern Restorative Justice
  9. The Use of Restorative Justice in Prison Programs
  10. The Effectiveness of Restorative Justice in Reducing Recidivism
  11. The Diversity of Restorative Justice Applications
  12. The Role of Restorative Justice in Transitional Justice
  13. The Importance of Restorative Justice for Juvenile Offenders
  14. The Relationship between Restorative Justice and Social Media
  15. The Role of Restorative Justice in Community Safety
  16. The Role of Restorative Justice in Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution

Thought leaders in Restorative Justice

  1. Howard Zehr: A Pioneer in Restorative Justice
  2. Mark Umbreit: A Champion of Restorative Justice
  3. John Braithwaite: A Sociologist at the Forefront of Restorative Justice
  4. Raj Patel: A Thought Leader in Restorative Justice and Social Change
  5. Fania Davis: A Leader in the Movement for Restorative Justice
  6. Ted Wachtel: An Innovator in Restorative Justice Education
  7. Martin Wright: An Expert on the History of Restorative Justice
  8. LaTonya Green: An Authority on the Relationship between Restorative Justice and Race
  9. Dan Van Ness: A Restorative Justice Advocate for Over 25 Years
  10. Jo Anderson: A Leader in the Study and Practice of Restorative Justice
  11. Nick Hopkins: A Trailblazer in the Growth of Restorative Justice in the Workplace
  12. Dr. Jane Bolitho’s Research on Restorative Justice and Community Engagement
  13. Daniel Achutti’s Insight into Community Mediation Models in Brazil
  14. Belinda Hopkins: Restorative Justice in Education from a UK/Australian Perspective
  15. Marian Liebmann’s Role of Art Therapy in Restorative Justice
  16. Christopher Marshall’s Vision for Restorative Justice in New Zealand

Leaders of Restorative Practices in Schools

  1. Karen Niemi: A Trailblazer in the Implementation of Restorative Practices in Schools
  2. Ted Wachtel: A Pioneering Educator in the Use of Restorative Practices in Schools
  3. Nina Revoyr: A Champion of Restorative Practices in the Classroom
  4. Dr. Louise Barrett: A Restorative Practices Expert in the Field of School Psychology
  5. Dr. Karen Niemi: A Thought Leader on the Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Restorative Practices in Schools
  6. Dr. Tobie Windham: An Authority on the Integration of Restorative Practices and Trauma-Informed Care in Schools
  7. Dr. David Scott: A Pioneer in the Development of Restorative Practices in Higher Education
  8. Dr. Nancy Riestenberg: A Leader in the Study and Practice of Restorative Practices in Teacher Education
  9. Marg Thorsborne: A Leading Advocate for the Integration of Restorative Practices in Schools
  10. Belinda Hopkins: An Expert in the Use of Restorative Practices to Address Discipline Issues in Schools.