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Punitive Restoration

Brooks, Thom



Matthew C. Altman


Restorative justice is highly promising as an effective approach to better support victims, reduce reoffending, and lower costs. The challenge it faces is a dual hurdle of limited applicability and lack of public confidence. The issue is how we might better embed restorative justice in the criminal justice system so its promising effectiveness could be shared more widely while increasing public confidence. This chapter explores the new approach of punitive restoration, which gives more tools for restoration including a wider punitive element. Its goal is to win support for greater use of restorative practices and a less punitive criminal justice system overall.


Brooks, T. (2023). Punitive Restoration. In M. C. Altman (Ed.), Palgrave Handbook on the Philosophy of Punishment (639-656). Palgrave Macmillan.

Online Publication Date Jan 1, 2023
Publication Date Mar 24, 2023
Deposit Date Apr 5, 2022
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Pages 639-656
Book Title Palgrave Handbook on the Philosophy of Punishment
ISBN 9783031118746