Restorative justice informed criminal justice social work and probation services

Steve Kirkwood, Rania Hamad

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Abstract

Despite the growth of restorative justice research, theory and practice, little work has explored its implications for criminal justice social work and probation services. Our analysis demonstrates a restorative justice ‘lens’ transforms the view of criminal justice social work, enlarging the scope to help people make amends for harm, magnifying the role for victims of crime, refocusing on the meaningfulness of reparative acts, and clarifying the role of communities in reintegration. Our vision of restorative justice informed criminal justice social work and probation services offers a way of shifting practice to help people repair harm, make good and move on with their lives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-415
JournalProbation Journal
Volume66
Issue number4
Early online date10 Oct 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • community justice
  • desistance
  • probation
  • rehabilitation
  • restorative justice/reparations
  • social work
  • victims

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  • Restorative justice

    Kirkwood, S., 27 Nov 2018, Glasgow: Iriss. 18 p. (Insight; no. 44)

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