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Author Acorn, Annalise E.

Title Compulsory compassion : a critique of restorative justice / Annalise Acorn.

Publication Info. Vancouver : UBC Press, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  364.68 A185C    Check Shelf
Description xii, 207 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Law and society series
Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
Note Limited edition of 400 copies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The seductive vision of restorative justice: right-relation, reciprocity, healing, and repair -- "Essentially and only a matter of love": justice and the teachableness of universal love -- Three precarious pillars of restorative optimism -- Sentimental justice: the unearned emotions of restorative catharsis -- "Lovemaking is justice-making": the idealization of eros and the eroticization of justice -- Compulsory compassion: justice, fellow-feeling, and the restorative encounter -- Epilogue: Restorative utopias--"the fire with which we must play"?
Summary "In Compulsory Compassion, Annalise Acorn, a one-time advocate for restorative justice, deconstructs the rhetoric of the restorative movement. Drawing from diverse legal, literary, philosophical, and autobiographical sources, she questions the fundamental assumptions behind that rhetoric: that we can trust wrongdoers' performances of contrition; that healing lies in a respectful, face-to-face encounter between victim and offender; and that the restorative idea of right-relation holds the key to a reconciliation of justice and accountability on the one hand, with love and compassion on the other."--Jacket.
Subject Restorative justice.
Restorative justice. (OCoLC)fst01096003
ISBN 0774809426 (bound)
9780774809429 (bound)
0774809434 (pbk.)
9780774809436 (pbk.)
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