Restorative Justice

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


Today, although the extent to which restorative justice has moved from the margins to the mainstream in state crime policies is subject to debate, it remains undisputed that restorative justice has prospered as a new paradigm, in contrast to the traditional punitive one. Restorative justice, which is aimed at transforming penal justice or even completely replacing it, is now widely used to address less serious offenses and forms of deviance. In countries such as New Zealand and Northern Ireland, restorative justice has acquired a central place in handling juvenile offending (Zinsstag and Vanfraechem 2012). Moreover, the impact of restorative justice is also evident in numerous legislative amendments, governmental reports, judicial policies, etc. (Gavrielides 2007; Dünkel et al. 2015; Miers and Aertsen 2012).


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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