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Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women
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Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women

James Ptacek

Abstract

Despite significant accomplishments over the past 35 years, antiviolence activists know that justice for most abused women remains elusive. Most victims of violence against women do not call the police or seek help from the courts. Are there new ways that survivors might find justice? This book examines new alternative justice practices for victims. These informal, dialogue-based practices, referred to as “restorative justice,” seek to decrease the role of the state in responding to crime, and increase the involvement of communities in meeting the needs of victims and offenders. Restorative Ju ... More

Keywords: feminism, restorative justice, violence against women, domestic violence, rape, women of color, community organizing, indigenous women, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, U.S

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195335484
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335484.001.0001

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James Ptacek, editor

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