- Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice by Howard J. Zehr ISBN: 0836135121 Changing Lenses examines our assumptions about crime and justice, which it terms a 'retributive' lens or paradigm. It then looks at historical, biblical, and practical alternatives.
- Critical Issues in Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr (Editor), Barb (Eds.) Toews, Barb Toews (Editor)
- Facing Violence: The Path of Restorative Justice and Dialogue by Mark S. Umbreit, Robert Coates, Katherine Brown
- Handbook of Victim Offender Mediation: An Essential Guide to Practice and Research by Mark S. Umbreit, Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking Staff
Written by Mark Umbreit, internationally known for his work in restorative justice, this indispensable resource offers an empirically grounded, state-of-the-art analysis of the application and impact of victim offender mediation, a movement that has spread throughout North America and abroad. The Handbook of Victim Offender Mediation provides practical guidance and resources for offering victim meditation in property crimes, in minor assaults, and, more recently, with crimes of severe violence, including with family members of murder victims who request to meet the offender.
- Little Book of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr
Vengeance and bitter violence have had their turns—without redemptive results. How should we as a society respond to wrongdoing? When a crime occurs or an injustice is done, what needs to happen? What does justice require? Howard Zehr, known worldwide for his pioneering work in transforming our understandings of justice, here proposes workable Principles and Practices for making restorative justice both possible and useful.
First he explores how restorative justice is different from criminal justice. Then, before letting those appealing observations drift out of reach, into theoretical space, Zehr presents Restorative Justice Practices. Zehr undertakes a massive and complex subject and puts it in graspable form, without reducing or trivializing it. This is a handbook, a vehicle for moving our society toward healing and wholeness. This is a sourcebook, a starting point for handling brokenness with hard work and hope. This resource is also suitable for academic classes and workshops, for conferences and trainings. By the author of Changing Lenses; Transcending: Reflections of Crime Victims; and Doing Life: Reflections of Men and Women Serving Life Sentences.
- Repositioning Restorative Justice: Restorative Justice, Criminal Justice and Social Context by Lode Walgrave (Editor), Lode Walgrave (Editor)
The concept of restorative justice needs to be "repositioned" partly because it has become a buzzword that is frequently misunderstood and misused, according to the editor. He presents 18 papers drawn from an international conference on restorative justice (a conference which also provided the papers for the book Restorative Justice and the Law (2002). The major topics addressed in the proceedings are the theoretical principles of restorative justice, the current position of restorative justice in relation to practices in the field, attempts to extend restorative justice concepts to currently neglected practices, and the legislative experiences of a number of countries (including South Africa, Japan, and a number of European nations). Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
- Restorative justice: Healing the effects of crime by Jim Consedine ISBN: 0473029928
- Restoring Justice by Daniel Van Ness, Karen H. Strong
- Victim Meets Offender: The Impact of Restorative Justice and Mediation by Mark S. Umbreit, Robert B. Coates, Boris Kalanj