Taastava õiguse põhimõtted tunduvad ilmselt paljudele arukad ja arusaadavad, kuid näiteks riigisiseseid mõttekäike jälgides jääb sageli veidi idealistlik-naiivne mulje kuna institutsionaalset konteksti puudutatakse harva. Sestap siinviidatu oma koha leidiski. Tekst on vabalevis ja võib huvi pakkuda kõigile neile, kes huvitet nii taastava õiguse küsimustest kui ka mitmete teiste valdkodade strateegite või mõttevoolude rakendamisest-ülevõtmises-kujundamisest.


Moreover, the geographical distribution of studies on RJ in general, and on RJ within policy in particular, is uneven (Aertsen et al., 2006), mainly due to the unequal development of RJ in practice. In Scotland, the extant research on this subject consists mainly of empirical evaluations of specific RJ services (Kearney et al., 2006; Kirkwood, 2009) and appears as scant and possibly outdated.


this paper scrutinises the shifting representations of RJ within criminal and penal policy in Scotland, investigating both their underlying assumptions (Bacchi, 2000; Foucault, 1970, 1972) and cultural and political context (Maglione, 2017a, 2017b, 2018a). Conceptually, the paper traces original historical links between the ‘return of the victim’, penal welfarism and RJ.


the recent emergence in Scotland of a victim-centred RJ is related to global cultural pressures mediated by local professional conflicts set against a specific political landscape and that this dynamic may continue to influence the development of RJ in this geographical context.

Šotlased on ometi ühed eesrindlikumad ja väidavad nii:

RJ occupies a relatively marginal space within Scottish criminal and penal policy.

Kahe lausega taastava õiguse arengutest:

RJ in Scottish criminal and penal policy seems to tackle only discrete, micro-social ‘problems’, that is, petty crimes and antisocial behaviours. This is not obvious since RJ has been slowly but increasingly used in the rest of the UK and worldwide to address complex conflicts ranging from

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

The critical scrutiny of how state agencies ‘think of’ RJ, according to specific yet tacit rationales, provide material to assess how the ‘Leviathan’ appropriates community-based and practice-led forms of justice.

Maglione, G. (2021). Restorative Justice, Crime Victims and Penal Welfarism. Mapping and Contextualising Restorative Justice Policy in Scotland. Social & Legal Studies, 30(5), 745–767. https://doi.org/10.1177/0964663920965669