Social Work and Restorative Justice: Skills for Dialogue, Peacemaking, and Reconciliation (Hardcover)

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By Elizabeth Beck (Editor), Nancy P. Kropf (Editor), Pamela Blume Leonard (Editor)
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Description


Restorative justice and social work share a number of principles and goals, as they both seek to stem violence and to address the pain associated with harm. Many of the processes used by restorative justice practitioners are based on indigenous practices that facilitate peacemaking, victim healing and reparation, and reengagement of offenders. As a method for transforming conflict, restorative justice can be viewed as a theory, a principle, a practice, and a skill set. Each of these components has the ability to inform and strengthen social work practice and restorative practices can be enhanced by the knowledge, practice modes, and interdisciplinary interaction pioneered by social work.

About the Author


Elizabeth Beck, PhD, is Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, Georgia State University. Nancy P. Kropf, PhD, is Professor and Director of the School of Social Work, Georgia State University. Pamela Blume Leonard, MA, is Director of the Georgia Council for Restorative Justice.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780195394641
ISBN-10: 019539464X
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: November 1st, 2010
Pages: 313
Language: English