Restorative justice: a changing community response

Thomas G. RYAN, Sean RUDDY


Our purpose herein is to demonstrate how restorative justice continues to unfold globally and we explain how the use of a restorative justice ideology and intervention leads to a common alternative, not only in criminal justice institutions, but also within social agencies, such as elementary schools, and the related social support systems. We draw attention to this emerging trend via current research and resources that enable us to put forward a definition, theoretical background and list the characteristic traits of this alternative mode of life consequence. Finally, we argue that the use of restorative justice in schools is a focus that is really a paradigm shift within the landscape of the educational enterprise.


School discipline, Student conduct, Restorative Justice

Paper Details

Paper Details
Topic Democracy and Human Rights Education
Pages 253 - 262
Issue IEJEE, Volume 7, Issue 2
Date of acceptance 01 March 2015
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Thomas G. RYAN

Nipissing University, Canada, Canada


Near North District School Board, Canada


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