Changing Lenses: Restorative Justice for Our Times (25th Anniversary Edition)

Book, 2015, 333 pp
Does the criminal justice system actually help victims and offenders? What does justice look like for those who have been harmed? For those who have done harm? Twenty-five years after it was first published, Changing Lenses by Howard Zehr remains the classic text of the restorative justice field.

Now with valuable author updates on the changing landscape of restorative justice and a new section of resources for practitioners and teachers, Changing Lenses offers a framework for understanding crime, injury, accountability, and healing from a restorative perspective.

Uncovering widespread assumptions about crime, the courts, retributive justice, and the legal process, Changing Lenses offers provocative new paradigms and proven alternatives for public policy and judicial reform.

What’s New in the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition:
  • Author updates of terminology, paradigms, and recommended reading
  • Foreword by restorative justice practitioner Sujatha Baliga
  • New resources for teachers, facilitators, and practitioners
Also see the original version available separately for loan.

Also available in Korean and Spanish.
"Maybe some day we'll integrate some of the principles of civil law into criminal justice, as Howard Zehr advises in his book Changing Lenses" - Helen Prejean, C.S.J.

"The author challenges the definitions and assumptions that color our thinking and shape public policy on crime and justice." - CBA Marketplace

"If you read only one thing on crime and justice issues, read this." - The Mennonite

TopicRestorative Justice
PublisherHerald Press

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