Unlikely friends? Oprah Winfrey and restorative justice

Richards, Kelly M. (2005) Unlikely friends? Oprah Winfrey and restorative justice. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 38(3), pp. 381-399.

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In recent years, restorative justice has surfaced as a new criminal justice practice in diverse parts of the world. Often, it appears that these practices have emerged in complete isolation from one another. This prompts us to question what it is that has allowed restorative justice to become an acceptable way of dealing with criminal justice issues, or in Foucault's terms, the ‘conditions of emergence’ of restorative justice. This article explores one of numerous potential ‘conditions of emergence’ of restorative justice — the discourses of the ‘therapeutic’, ‘recovery’, ‘self-help’ and ‘New Age’ movements. It aims to investigate the ways in which the taken-for-granted nature of these discourses have, in part, permitted restorative practices to become an approved way of ‘doing justice’.

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ID Code: 64621
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional URLs:
DOI: 10.1375/acri.38.3.381
ISSN: 1837-9273
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > OTHER LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (189900)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Sage Publications Ltd.
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2013 05:47
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2014 04:01

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