Integral to sexual abuse survivors’ healing is understanding the nature of their abuse.
Drawing on interviews, this book gives a voice to survivors and illuminates how restorative justice processes can meet their justice needs. With a unique focus on the people around the survivor rather than on the abuser, it addresses the harm caused to survivors by those who enable their abuse, who fail to protect them, or fail to believe them.
Marinari offers radical solutions for the development of restorative justice programs and policy initiatives, including practical guidelines for practitioners, and new directions for academic research.
“Addresses a significant gap in the academic and the professional literature in the field of restorative justice and sexual assault/abuse and provides insights into the justice needs and subjective experiences of sexually abused women.” Tali Gal, The University of Haifa
"Provides a vital new perspective on the potential role of restorative justice in meeting sexual violence survivors' justice interests. We must all take seriously this book's recommendations for change." Clare McGlynn, Durham University
“A timely, thorough and original book on the under-researched topic of restorative justice for sexual violence. Marinari addresses it with care and gives a voice to those most affected. A must-read contribution to the debate.” Estelle Zinsstag, University of Oxford and KU Leuven
Angela Marinari is an Inspection Officer for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services. She has a doctorate in Criminal Justice which was awarded in July 2018 by University of Portsmouth.
Restorative Justice and Survivors’ Justice Needs
Giving Voice and Making Sense
Building a Restorative Justice Programme
Best Practice Guidelines