Conceiving Corrections DifferentlyObjections to Bifurcated Penal Policies; Politics and Public Opinion; Reparative Sanctions and Victim-Offender Mediation; Victims of Criminal Justice?; The nature of the debate; The Approach of Cavadino and Dignan (1997); Victim Status: The Need for Caution; The Objections of Andrew Ashworth (1992 and 1993); Victims' Rights: Myth or Reality?; The Victim's Charter 1990 and Onwards; Exploring Victims' Rights; The Unique Status of Victims of Crime; The Nature of Rights; Victims' Rights: A 'First Principle' Approach; Rights and Responsibilities.
Victim Inclusiveness and Stakeholder Status'Fault- Lines' and Fallacies; The Need to Re-Configure Criminal Justice; 'Fault-lines' within Contemporary Criminal Justice Philosophy; Crime Control or Crime Reduction; Traditionalism; Separation of Powers; The Uses of Imprisonment; The Structure of Correctional Services; Fallacies within Contemporary Criminal Justice Philosophy; Retribution versus Restoration; Mercy has no Place within Criminal Justice; Bifurcated Justice as Injustice; Reduced Use of Imprisonment Increases Public Risk.
A Political and Social Consensus for Penal Reform is Impossible to AchieveMercy and Restorative Justice; Why Restorative Justice Remains Problematic; Is a 'Core Philosophy' of Restorative Justice Essential?; Is There a Need to Re-evaluate Restorative Justice and Mercy?; Towards a Re-definition of Mercy; In Conclusion; On a Sad Note; Within this Book; A Personal Reflection; Bibliography; Index; Criminal Justice: A Beginner's Guide; Civilising Criminal Justice: An International Restorative Agenda for Penal Reform; Also by David J Cornwell.