By Annalise Acorn*
The symposium on the theory and application of restorative justice held by the Harvard Negotiation Law Review in February prompted a renewed look at restorative justice not merely as a new method of achieving a familiar understanding of justice but as a new theory of justice itself. This was an important contribution because restorative justice is, in my view, most interesting and innovative in its aspiration to articulate not just a new theory of punishment, or compensation, not just a new way to address crime but a new theory of justice. Read more here.
*Annalise Acorn is a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University.