Restorative Justice in the United States provides a thorough overview of the restorative justice system, emphasizing both its complex and controversial dimensions. It features a balanced approach to the topic, providing readers with discussions of definitional issues, public policy history in the United States, and a context of comparative ideology. Citing a variety of sources, the book presents the multiple theoretical roots of the restorative justice movement and subsequently explains the methods and practices in the field. Each chapter is filled with policy recommendations, insights from experts, and discussions questions that encourage readers to form their own ideas on this emerging topic. Provides a well-documented overview of the restorative justice system and ideas about improving the system we have today. Covers both macro and micro issues and emphasizes the complexity and multi-level nature of the topic. Cites a diverse array of sources. Makes policy recommendationswhile still acknowledging divergent positions. Those interested in or involved with criminal justice or juvenile justice reforms.