• Xiaoyu Yuan
Part of the Springer Series on Asian Criminology and Criminal Justice Research book series (SSACCJR)


In this final chapter, I will start by summarizing the answers to the research questions raised in the first chapter – how are the restoration of harm and interpersonal relationships embodied in the current criminal mediation as a means of conflict resolution in China; in what ways do Chinese mediation practices converge with and diverge from RJ in the West; to what extent can the restoration model in the West be replicated in China; and what adaptations should be made? At the same time, this concluding chapter tries to highlight the implications of the Chinese way of implementing restorative justice for its Western counterparts and to offer some possible solutions to improve Chinese mediation practices. It will also reflect upon the methodology for the sake of future study. Finally, this chapter will advance the analysis of how to enrich the current understanding of RJ through the case study of China.


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  • Xiaoyu Yuan
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  1. 1.School of Criminal JusticeShanghai University of Political Science and LawShanghaiChina

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