Books About Restorative Justice

This is not a comprehensive list, but it will keep you busy for a while!

A Human Being Died that Night by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

A Restorative Justice Reader: Texts, Sources, Context by Gerry Johnstone

As We Forgive: Stories of Reconciliation from Rwanda by Catherine Claire Larson

Beyond Prisons: A New Interfaith Paradigm for Our Failed Prison System by Lauraet Magnani & Harmon L. Wray

Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice (3rd ed.) by Howard Zehr

Circle Forward: Building a Restorative School Community by Carolyn Boyes-Watson & Kay Pranis, Living Justice Press*

Circle in the Square: Building Community and Repairing Harm in School by Nancy Ristenberg, Living Justice Press*

Colorizing Restorative Justice: Voicing Our Realities edited by Edward C Valandra, Waŋbli Wapȟáha Hokšíla

Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa by Antjie Krog

Critical Issues in Restorative Justice by Barb Toews and Howard Zehr

Doing Democracy with Circles by Jennifer Ball, Wayne Caldwell & Kay Pranis, Living Justice Press*

Dreams From the Monster Factory by Sunny Schwartz & David Boodell

Handbook of Restorative Justice: A Global Perspective (Routledge International Handbooks) by Dennis Sullivan and Larry Tifft

Heart of Hope: A Guide for Using Peacemaking Circles to Develop Emotional Literacy, Promote Healing and Build Healthy Relationships by Carolyn Boyes-Watson & Kay Pranis

Justice in Transition: Community Restorative Justice in Northern Ireland by Anna Eriksson

Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime by Susan Herman

Peacemaking Circles: From Conflict to Community by Kay Pranis, Mark Wedge & Barry Stewart, Living Justice Press*

Peacemaking Circles & Urban Youth: Bringing Justice Home by Carolyn Boyes-Watson, Living Justice Press*

Restoring Justice (2nd ed.) by Daniel W. Van Ness & Karen Heetderks Strong

Restorative Justice Dialogue: An Essential Guide for Research and Practice by Mark Umbreit and Marilyn Peterson Armour

Restorative Justice: International Perspectives by Burt Galaway & Joe Hudson

Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation by John Braithwaite

Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women by James Ptacek

Returning to the Teachings: Exploring Aboriginal Justice (2nd ed.) by Rupert Ross

Social Work and Restorative Justice:  Skills for Dialogue, Peacemaking and Reconciliation by Elizabeth Beck, Nancy P. Kropf and Pamela Blume-Leonard

Sexual Offending and Restoration by Mark Yantzi

The Community Justice Ideal: Preventing Crime and Achieving Justice by Todd R. Clear & David Karp

The Ethic of Traditional Communities and the Spirit of Healing Justice: Studies From Hollow Water, the Iona Community, and Plum Village by Jarem Sawatsky

The Little Book of Circle Processes: A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking by Kay Pranis*

The Little Book of Conflict Transformation by John Lederach

The Little Book of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr

The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Colleges and Universities: Repairing Harm and Rebuilding Trust in Response to Student Misconduct by Karp, D.

The Little Book of Restorative Justice for People in Prison: Rebuilding the Web of Relationships by Barb Toews

The Little Book of Trauma Healing: When Violence Strikes and Community Is Threatened (Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding) by Carolyn Yoder and Howard Zehr

The Little Book of Victim Offender Conferencing by Lorraine S. Amstutz

The Politics of Restorative Justice by Andrew Woolford

Transforming Justice, Lawyers, and the Practice of Law by Majorie Silver

Violent Partners: A Breakthrough Plan for Ending the Cycle of Abuse by Linda Mills

Creating Restorative Schools: Setting Schools Up to Succeed by Martha A. Brown, PhD

*Living Justice Press is a non-profit publishing house that specializes in restorative justice and peacemaking. They lose money if you purchase their books through third party vendors. Please place your orders directly with the publisher.

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