IARS' Restorative Justice Research Network is pleased to offer to its members a new free publication by Dr. Theo Gavrielides titled "Restorative practices & hate crime: Opening up the debate". The paper reports on original research and was published in the Serbian speaking scientific journal Temida, 2011, vol. 14, br. 4, str. 7-20. The Journal is published by the Serbian Society of Victimology.
Despite recent academic and policy interest worldwide, the concepts of restorative justice and hate crime are relatively new, and the full extent of their implications unknown. This paper aims to encourage further dialogue that will allow a more in-depth understanding of both notions. A review of international case studies was attempted by looking at examples where restorative approaches were successfully applied to address hate incidents. Further research and evaluation is warranted in this grey area before further policies and legislation are reviewed.