After two years of preparation, the first issue of Restorative Justice: An International Journal (RJIJ), published by Hart Publishing, Oxford (UK), appeared earlier this year, and the second issue is now available electronically.
The official launch of RJIJ is September 5, 2013, at the European Society of Criminology Annual Conference, in Budapest, Hungary, featuring a lecture by Prof. Shadd Maruna, Queen's University Belfast, UK, entitled, "An Homage to Albert Eglash: Strengths Based Approaches to Restoration." All are welcome. Read a 2003 eForum article about Albert Eglash.
RJIJ Issue Two – Contents:
Why restorative justice matters for criminology
Victims’ needs and participation in justice: is there a role for vengeance?
For whom is restorative justice? A mixed-method study on victims and (non-) participation
The meaning of impunity: what do victims, offenders and society think of restorative encounters in the context of ETA terrorism in Spain?
Revisiting people’s mediation in China: practice, performance and challenges
Family violence, fathers, and restoring personhood
Stephen Hanvey, Terry Philpot and Chris Wilson: A community-based
Chris Cunneen and Carolyn Hoyle: Debating restorative justice
Ross London: Crime, punishment and restorative justice: from the margins to the mainstream
Tali Gal: Child victims and restorative justice: a needs-rights model
Through original, ground-breaking articles about RJ and a vibrant book review section, RJIJ presents the fruits of academic research as well as practice- and policy-related information on RJ worldwide.
RJIJ seeks to deepen empirical and theoretical knowledge, achieve a fluent exchange of ideas that will stimulate debate within the field and advance the development of RJ in a critical and independent way. RJIJ welcomes contributions from all intellectual traditions and directions.
Restorative Practices eForum subscribers are entitled to a discounted subscription to RJIJ.
This is the first print and online peer-reviewed journal wholly dedicated to restorative justice. We are pleased to support editor-in-chief Ivo Aertsen and his fellow editors from the University of Leuven and the University of Hull, who have undertaken such an important step in the development of this emerging field of study.