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Restorative responses to sexual violence: Legal, social and therapeutic dimensions

Contributors

Marie Keenan
Editor

Abstract

Sexual violence, in all its forms, is a crime for which anecdotal accounts and scholarly reports suggest victims in their great majority do not receive adequate ‘justice’ or redress. The theory and practice of restorative justice is rapidly developing and offers some well-argued new avenues for dealings with crime in general. It has the potential to be extended to cases of sexual violence and a number of small scale programmes are already underway across the world.

Restorative Responses to Sexual Violence examines this innovative justice paradigm in more depth in the particular context of sexual trauma and violence in order to establish the empirical realities of restorative justice approaches in cases of sexual violence, and considers how such approaches could be developed adequately in the future. This book is divided into two parts, each representing a key area of research and practice: theoretical and conceptual frameworks, and justice and therapeutic perspectives.

This international collection brings together leading expert scholars and practitioners to offer both theoretical and practical perspectives on restorative justice and sexual violence. This book will be of interest to researchers in the field of law, criminology, psychology, social science, social work and psychotherapy, as well as practitioners in the fields of criminal justice, restorative justice and sex offender and victim trauma therapies.

Book Type Edited Book
Publication Date 2017-02
Deposit Date Dec 2, 2021
Publisher Routledge
Series Title Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice
Series Number 44
ISBN 978-1-138-64131-0
DOI https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315630595
Keywords sexual violence, restorative justice
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2825831
Publisher URL https://www.routledge.com/Restorative-Responses-to-Sexual-Violence-Legal-Social-and-Therapeutic/Zinsstag-Keenan/p/book/9780367226480