Desert in a Reparative Frame

Desert in a Reparative Frame : Re-Defining Contemporary Criminal Justice

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This work re-configures the concept of Desert within criminal punishment philosophy and practice away from its traditional and predominantly retributive orientation and towards a reparative and restorative mode of criminal justice delivery inclusive of all the stakeholders within the justice process. Its pragmatic prescriptions for 'doing justice better' will be of operational interest to a wide range of criminal justice practitioners, academics, legal professionals, policy-makers, students of criminology, and informed members of the media and general public alike. Though written from a mainly British contemporary perspective, this work has resonance for penal reform within many jurisdictions world-wide, both developed and developing, and bearing the burden of excessive penal populations at unacceptable financial and social cost. It focuses upon giving victims of crime due and proper consideration, and many less serious offenders the opportunity to take responsibility and make amends for their wrongdoing as a practical means towards their social restoration. Summarily, it shifts the contemporary justice paradigm away from crime control and towards crime reduction.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 182 pages
  • 165 x 240 x 19.05mm | 367g
  • Utrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 9462366446
  • 9789462366442

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Table of contents

Chapter 1. Towards De-mystification; Chapter 2. Whence the Concept of Desert?; Chapter 3. Differing Faces of Desert; Chapter 4. Revising the Algebra; Chapter 5. Justice at the Crossroads; PART 2 - DESERT AND ITS OPERATIONAL IMPLICATIONS; Chapter 6. A Reparative Desert Strategy; Chapter 7. Consensus-Building for Reform; Chapter 8. Evolving A Strategy; Chapter 9. A Reparative Justice Model; Chapter 10. Putting The Pieces Together; Chapter 11. Community Involvement; Chapter 12. Conclusions
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About David J. Cornwell

David J. Cornwell is a criminologist and consultant with extensive practical experience of prisons and imprisonment, having worked in senior positions within the public and private sectors in the UK and abroad. He has written four previous books on restorative justice, Criminal Punishment and Restorative Justice (2006), Doing Justice Better (2007), The Penal Crisis and the Clapham Omnibus (2009), and Mercy: A Restorative Philosophy (2014).
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