An Introductory Restorative Justice Bibliography

  A Place to Start

The Little Book of Restorative Justice (Little Books of Justice & Peacebuilding Series) Good Books (paperback) by Howard Zehr (2002)

The Little Book of Circle Process (Little Books of Justice & Peacebuilding Series)  Good Books (paperback) by Kay Pranis (2005)

The Little Book of Racial Healing (Little Books of Justice & Peacebuilding Series) Good Books (paperback) by Thomas Normandy DeWolf, Jodie Geddes (2019)

The Little Book of Transformative Community Conferencing (Little Books of Justice & Peacebuilding Series) Good Books (paperback) by Dr. David Anderson Hooker (2016)

Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice, by Howard Zehr, Herald Press (1990, 1995).

Returning to the Teachings: Exploring Aboriginal Justice, by Rupert Ross, Penguin Books (1996) -- The story of how a regular prosecutor was won over to restorative justice; and, how a small, rural, first nation town emerged from generations of abuse, violence and recidivism by switching to restorative practices.

Circle Forward: Building a Restorative School Community, Living Justice Press by Carolyn Boyes-Watson and Kay Pranis


Of Interest to Pastors and Others

Compassionate Justice:  An Interdisciplinary Dialogue with Two Gospel Parables on Law, Crime, and Restorative Justice (Theopolitical Visions) (paperback) by Christopher D. Marshall


Webcasts, Other Websites:

Restorative Justice on the Rise:

Living Justice Press:

Conflict 180:



Fania Davis and Sujatha Baliga at the Religion and Practice of Peace Colloguium, October 2017 


Other Links (YouTube)

Driftwood Exercise (~1:10) Kay Pranis ("The Grandmother of Restorative Justice")

In the Eyes of the Good (~ 55) with Duke Duchscherer: Nonviolent Communication Training and Restorative Dialogue between former Maoists combatants, conflict victims, governmental officials engaging in a restorative dialogue, following the aftermath of the 10-year armed conflict in Nepal.