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Restorative Justice in Schools: Theory, Implementation, and Realistic Expectations

  • Mikhail Lyubansky
  • Dominic Barter
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Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)

Abstract

As data against the utility of exclusionary school discipline mounts, school districts are increasingly turning toward restorative justice as an alternative response to conflicts and rule violations. In this chapter, the author’s place this recent restorative movement into a broader historical context, describe the principles that guide the movement, and make visible the many challenges of school implementation, including getting buy-in, building the necessary infrastructure, and navigating the various power dynamics likely to be present along the way. The chapter concludes with “realistic expectations” based on both the author’s work with schools and the relevant literature examining the implementation process.

Keywords

Restorative justice Schools Education Exclusionary discipline Restorative principles Implementation Expectations Power Justice system Infrastructure 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikhail Lyubansky
    • 1
  • Dominic Barter
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignChampaignUSA
  2. 2.Restorative CirclesRio de JaneiroBrazil

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