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Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women$
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James Ptacek

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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Restorative Justice and Gendered Violence in New Zealand

Restorative Justice and Gendered Violence in New Zealand

A Glimmer of Hope

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(p.239) 11 Restorative Justice and Gendered Violence in New Zealand
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Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women
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Shirley Jülich

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335484.003.0011

Chapter Abstract: This chapter investigates whether restorative justice has the potential to not only provide victims of gendered violence with a sense of justice but also whether it can address violence that is power-based and reflective of entrenched societal attitudes and beliefs. Contextualized in the New Zealand environment, the chapter explores victims’ understandings of justice and critiques three fundamental principles of restorative justice: the involvement of victims, the negotiation of a community response, and the transfer of power to the community. Further, it discusses how Project Restore, a restorative justice provider group, uses restorative justice to address gendered violence. The chapter concludes with an analysis of neutrality, impartiality, and confidentiality: practice issues that are particularly relevant when addressing gendered violence.

Keywords:   restorative justice, gendered violence, child sexual abuse, victims, project restore, neutrality, impartiality, confidentiality, New Zealand

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