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Reshaping the field: building restorative capital

Reshaping the field: building restorative capital
Reshaping the field: building restorative capital
Restorative justice is best known as an alternative approach for dealing with crime and wrongdoing. Yet as the restorative movement has grown it is increasingly being deployed in different arenas. Based on a two-year study funded by the UK National Lottery, this article provides an early glimpse into how people experience the introduction of restorativeness as cultural change within an organisational context. Using a combination of observation, in-depth interviews and focus groups, this research explores how different staff groups react to, adapt to and resist the introduction of a new ethos and language within their organisation. Drawing on the ideas of Bourdieu (1986), it appears that a new form of restorative cultural capital is emerging that threatens the very integrity of the values restorative justice claims to uphold.
2050-4721
43-63
Green, Simon
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Johnstone, Gerry
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Lambert, Craig
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Green, Simon
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Johnstone, Gerry
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Lambert, Craig
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Green, Simon, Johnstone, Gerry and Lambert, Craig (2015) Reshaping the field: building restorative capital. Restorative Justice, 1 (3), 43-63. (doi:10.5235/20504721.1.3.305).

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Restorative justice is best known as an alternative approach for dealing with crime and wrongdoing. Yet as the restorative movement has grown it is increasingly being deployed in different arenas. Based on a two-year study funded by the UK National Lottery, this article provides an early glimpse into how people experience the introduction of restorativeness as cultural change within an organisational context. Using a combination of observation, in-depth interviews and focus groups, this research explores how different staff groups react to, adapt to and resist the introduction of a new ethos and language within their organisation. Drawing on the ideas of Bourdieu (1986), it appears that a new form of restorative cultural capital is emerging that threatens the very integrity of the values restorative justice claims to uphold.

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Accepted/In Press date: 3 December 2013
e-pub ahead of print date: 7 May 2015
Organisations: History

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Local EPrints ID: 360366
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/360366
ISSN: 2050-4721
PURE UUID: 6e506820-8977-46fa-a34b-43b84203a4bb

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Date deposited: 05 Dec 2013 10:27
Last modified: 22 Jul 2022 18:51

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Author: Simon Green
Author: Gerry Johnstone
Author: Craig Lambert

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