Readership: Restorative and Criminal Justice practitioners, police officers and policy makers, as well as scholars of criminology, sociology and law.
Dr Meredith Rossner is a Lecturer in Criminology in the Department of Law at the London School of Economics. She is also an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Justice Research Group at the University of Western Sydney. She holds a PhD in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and her research interests include emotions and interactions in criminal justice, criminology theory, restorative justice, and juries.
"A profound probe into the ritual dynamics of restorative justice, Just Emotions is a book that reformulates restorative justice theory in an innovative way based on a micro sociology of the emotions. It is rich in implications for how restorative justice practitioners can become more effective. A deft empirical analysis and a theoretical shift that will have an enduring impact on criminology." - John Braithwaite, Australian National University
"I have seen the future of criminology and it is Just Emotions. Rossner's fascinating book is a first step to a new approach to criminal justice research that is process-based, alert to emotional and symbolic dynamics, micro-level, and above all appreciative of the role of ritual in the justice process. More of this please!" - Shadd Maruna, Director, Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice Queen's University Belfast
2: The promise of emotional transformation
3: The ritual elements
4: A micro analysis of restorative justice
5: Preparing for powerful rituals
6: Short-term outcomes in restorative justice
7: Long-term consequences of successful interaction rituals