Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Public engagement and social science$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Stella Maile and David Griffiths

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447306863

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447306863.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM POLICY PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.policypress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Policy Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PPSO for personal use.date: 25 June 2022

Restorative justice, community action and public protection

Restorative justice, community action and public protection

(p.127) Eight Restorative justice, community action and public protection
Public engagement and social science

Kieran McCartan

Nikki McKenzie

Policy Press

In the UK offenders are dealt with through punishment and/or rehabilitation models. One approach which has been steadily growing in popularity is restorative justice. This is paradoxical as we are living in an era of growing community and state punitiveness. This chapter discusses restorative justice as a means of reintegrating offenders, particularly stigmatized offenders, back into communities and how this fits in with the current coalition government’s social and criminal justice policies. In order to give the chapter an empirical grounding it will focus on two offender populations, youth offenders and sex offenders, as they are prominent in current criminal justice policy and are seen as problematic offender populations by the media and the public at large.

Keywords:   restorative justice, sex offenders, youth, reintegration

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.