Criminal Justice, Restorative Justice, Sexual Violence and the Rule of Law

Title: Criminal Justice, Restorative Justice, Sexual Violence and the Rule of Law
Authors: Keenan, Marie
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Date: 2017
Abstract: Sexual violence, in all its forms, is a crime for which anecdotal accounts and scholarly reports suggest victims in their great majority do not receive adequate 'justice' or redress. The theory and practice of restorative justice is rapidly developing and offers some well-argued new avenues for dealings with crime in general. It has the potential to be extended to cases of sexual violence and a number of small scale programmes are already underway across the world. Restorative Responses to Sexual Violence examines this innovative justice paradigm in more depth in the particular context of sexual trauma and violence in order to establish the empirical realities of restorative justice approaches in cases of sexual violence, and considers how such approaches could be developed adequately in the future. This book is divided into two parts, each representing a key area of research and practice: theoretical and conceptual frameworks, and justice and therapeutic perspectives. This international collection brings together leading expert scholars and practitioners to offer both theoretical and practical perspectives on restorative justice and sexual violence. This book will be of interest to researchers in the field of law, criminology, psychology, social science, social work and psychotherapy, as well as practitioners in the fields of criminal justice, restorative justice and sex offender and victim trauma therapies.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: Rape;Healing;Transformation;Victims;Restorative justice;Rule of law;Criminal law;Sexual violence;Criminal justice;Sexual violence;Offender accountability
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Zinsstag, E. and Keenan, M. (eds.). Restorative Responses to Sexual Violence: Legal, Social and Therapeutic Dimensions
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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