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By Annalise Acorn

ISBN-10: 0774809426

ISBN-13: 9780774809429

Restorative justice is frequently touted because the humane and politically revolutionary replacement to the inflexible philosophy of retributive punishment that underpins some of the world's judicial structures. Emotionally seductive, its rhetoric appeals to a hope for a "right-relation" between contributors and groups, an bargains us a imaginative and prescient of justice that permits for the mutual therapeutic of sufferer and criminal, and with it, a feeling of communal fix. In obligatory Compassion, Annalise Acorn, a one-time recommend for restorative justice, deconstructs the rhetoric of the restorative circulate. Drawing from diversified criminal, literary, philosophical, and autobiographical assets, she questions the basic assumptions at the back of that rhetoric: that we will be able to belief wrongdoers' performances of contrition; that therapeutic lies in a deferential, face-to-face come upon among sufferer and criminal; and that the restorative thought of right-relation holds the foremost to a reconciliation of justice and responsibility at the one hand, with love and compassion at the different.

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244 R v Cowan [1996] QB 373; [1995] 4 All ER 939 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422 R v Cowley (1995) The Times, 2 February . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 684 R v Cox [1993] 1 WLR 188; [1993] 2 All ER 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600, 602 R v Cox [1999] 2 Cr App R 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482 R v Craine (1981) 3 Cr App R(S) 198 .

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423 R v Davis [1993] 1 WLR 613 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306, 307 R v Davis [2002] EWCA Crim 85; (2002) 166 JP 243 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284 R v Davis, Rowe and Johnson [2001] 1 Cr App R 115; (2000) The Times, 24 April; (2000) The Times, 25 July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300, 494 R v Deary (1994) 14 Cr App R(S) 502 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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