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Special Issue "Advancing Restorative Justice in Criminal Justice Settings and Beyond"
A special issue of Laws (ISSN 2075-471X). This special issue belongs to the section "Criminal Justice Issues".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 November 2021) | Viewed by 19041
Special Issue Editor
Interests: restorative justice; therapeutic jurisprudence; problem solving justice
Special Issue Information
Thank you for your interest in this Special Issue on advancing restorative justice in criminal justice settings and beyond. There is no denying that restorative justice is now firmly lodged in the mainstream of many criminal justice systems. It has developed as both a movement and as a philosophy designed to give victims a stronger voice in the criminal process, to solve problems and to provide a forum by which conflicting parties are brought together.
While traditionally associated with the criminal justice system, the use of restorative justice and its principles have extended far beyond criminal justice settings. It has undergone significant change, and the term ‘restorative’ is now applied to a variety of settings and practices. While use of the term restorative justice is appropriate for an association with the criminal justice system, the term restorative practice might be better suited to the use of restorative principles in other environments.
This Special Issue seeks contributions from scholars, researchers, practitioners and policy makers on the development of restorative justice in criminal justice settings and of restorative practice in non- criminal justice settings. These can include (but are not limited to) the development of restorative justice / practice within the police, prisons, probation, transitional justice settings, schools, communities and the workplace. We are especially interested in pieces which identify challenges to the development of restorative justice / practice in particular settings and what has been done to overcome such challenges.
Dr. Paul Gavin
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Laws is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- restorative justice
- restorative practice
- criminal justice
- conflict resolution
- problem solving.