Security, With Care

Restorative Justice and Healthy Societies

By Elizabeth M. Elliott  

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“I learned that the problems were much deeper than a flawed criminal justice system, and that our work needed to begin in our relationships with each other and the natural world, and most importantly, with ourselves.” (from the preface)

Restorative justice, as it exists in Canada and the U.S., has been co-opted and relegated to the sidelines of the dominant criminal justice system. In Security, With Care, Elizabeth M. Elliott argues that restorative justice cannot be actualized solely within the criminal justice system. If it isn’t who we are, says Elliott, then the policies will never be sustainable. Restorative justice must be more than a program within the current system – it must be a new paradigm for responding to harm and conflict. Facilitating this shift requires a rethinking of the assumptions around punishment and justice, placing emphasis instead on values and relationships. But if we can achieve this change, we have the potential to build a healthier, more ethical and more democratic society.

  • Crime & Law
  • ISBN: 9781552664254
  • $38.00
  • February 2011
  • 256 Pages
  • For sale worldwide

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Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The March of Folly
  • “If Punishment Worked, I’d be Saint Andrew”
  • Justice as a Human Problem
  • Restorative Justice: A Vision of the Good
  • Restorative Justice and the Retributive Legal Context
  • Values and Processes: “Being the Change”
  • The Geometry of Individuals and Relationships
  • Psychology of Restorative Justice: The Shame of Being Yourself
  • Psychology of Restorative Justice: Trauma and Healing
  • Restorative Justice as Community Development and Harm
  • Prevention
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Index

Authors

  • Elizabeth M. Elliott

    Simon Fraser University

    Elizabeth M. Elliott is an associate professor and co-director of the Centre for Restorative Justice at the School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University.