Restorative justice is gaining acceptance for addressing harm and crime. Interventions have been developed for a wide range of wrongdoing. This book considers the use of restorative justice in response to sexual abuse. Rather than a blueprint or detailing a specific set of programs, it is more about mapping possibilities. It allows people to carefully consider its use in rRestorative justice is gaining acceptance for addressing harm and crime. Interventions have been developed for a wide range of wrongdoing. This book considers the use of restorative justice in response to sexual abuse. Rather than a blueprint or detailing a specific set of programs, it is more about mapping possibilities. It allows people to carefully consider its use in responding to violent crimes such as sexual abuse.Criminal justice approaches tend to sideline and re-traumatize victims, and punish offenders to the detriment of accountability. Alternatively, restorative justice centers on healing for victims, while holding offenders meaningfully accountable. Criminal justice responses tend to individualize the problem, and catch marginalized communities, such as ethnic minorities, within its net. Restorative justice recognizes that sexual abuse is a form of gender-based violence.Community-based practices are needed, sometimes in conjunction with, and sometimes to counteract, traditional criminal justice responses. This book describes impacts of sexual abuse, and explanations for sexual offending, demonstrating how restorative justice can create hope through trauma....
|Title||:||The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Sexual Abuse: Hope through Trauma|
|Number of Pages||:||112 Pages|
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The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Sexual Abuse: Hope through Trauma Reviews
I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.Very interesting approach on how to respond to sexual violence. It makes a lot of sense and here's to hoping something like this will be considered in society because what is the norm now is not working that well.
I really value this series of books and I'm glad this one came out. The topic is understandably controversial but it is my opinion that restorative justice absolutely has a role in combatting sex violence in our culture. The book itself doesn't dive too deep but provides a good starting point and references to the emerging research in this field. I appreciate that the examples used are diverse and that they do discuss the college setting.
My views here are similar to what I feel about the overarching volume, The little book of restorative justice: it's clear, concise and well-argued, but, although the authors are clearly committed to and passionate about RJ, they provide volumes that are maturely-considered and offer warnings about and safeguards against a cavalier, "feelgood" misuse of a framework that attempts to include the victims of crime and their needs to the maximum extent possible. This volume in an extensive series looks at, obviously, sexual assault and how RJ might be used fruitfully over against a judicial system that is adversarial and punitive, and ignores victims and their experience of trauma. The authors handle a fraught subject with considerable sensitivity, dexterity and empathy, producing a truly excellent work that I wish more politicised purveyors of what has (wrongly) been termed restorative justice had read and absorbed before embarking on ill-conceived excursions into the realm of sexual assault and abuse.
Too much of this book I just did not agree with at all and the more I read of it, the more I disliked it. On the same note, I could go on and on about all the things that I disagreed with, but I'll just cut to the chase and say, in my opinion, it was as crappy as Jynx's litter box today...which was pretty bad. Lol. I received this book as a Goodreads first reads giveaway, in exchange for my honest review.
a nice introduction/outline to how restorative justice works in practice.