Current Debates Over Restorative Justice: Concept, Definition and Practice

Prison Service Journal, Issue 2016 228: 4-8

5 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2018 Last revised: 2 Dec 2019

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Masahiro Suzuki

Central Queensland University

Hennessey Hayes

Griffith University - School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

Since its emergence, restorative justice (RJ) has attracted scholars, practitioners and policy-makers from around the world. At the same time, however, such popularity has also generated confusion and a lack of consensus on what is RJ. Different people have proposed different notions of what qualifies as RJ. This article aims to contribute to such an ongoing debate by providing an overall picture of RJ. In this commentary, consideration is given to three aspects of RJ: concept, definition and practice.

Keywords: restorative justice, concept, definition, practice

Suggested Citation

Suzuki, Masahiro and Hayes, Hennessey, Current Debates Over Restorative Justice: Concept, Definition and Practice (2016). Prison Service Journal, Issue 2016 228: 4-8, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3158813

Masahiro Suzuki (Contact Author)

Central Queensland University ( email )

Bruce Highway
North Rockhampton, QLD 4702
Australia

Hennessey Hayes

Griffith University - School of Criminology and Criminal Justice ( email )

Room 3.09, Social Sciences Building (M10)
176 Messines Ridge Road, Mt Gravatt
Brisbane, QLD 4122
Australia

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