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Handbook of Restorative Justice: A Global Perspective.(Book review)

Handbook of Restorative Justice: A Global Perspective.(Book review)

Miers, David

Dennis Sullivan and Larry Tift (Eds.) (2006) Routledge International, xvii + 574pp, ISBN 0415353564

This is a very substantial collection of original essays that seeks to capture the full spectrum of thinking about restorative justice as a force for global good. This is the unabashed thesis that is explicit in the editors’ introduction: ‘the healing dimension of restorative justice: a one-world body’. Whether the evangelicism of their introduction is carried through in the chapters that follow is one of the themes to be explored in this review.

But first some basic reviewer’s …