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Alternative Views of Critical Criminology - Peacemaking criminology - The main purpose of criminology is to… Critical Theory and Public Policy - The concept of Restorative Justice - Address victims’ harm and needs, holds offenders accountable, and involve victims, offenders, and communities; at the core of the process is respect - Why do we need restorative justice? - 52% of crimes are not reported - We can no longer pretend we don’t know what else to do - Reintegrative Shaming - Shame- power tool of informal social control - Stigmatization - An ongoing process of degradation in which the offender is branded as an evil person and cast out of society - Reintegrative shaming - Disapproval is extended to the offenders’ evil deeds, while at the same time they are cast as respected people who can be re-accepted by society - The process of Restoration - Redefines crime in terms of a conflict among the offender, the victim, and the affected constitutions (families, schools, ect.) - Restoration programs must be embraced by the community, schools, police and court - The challenge of restorative justice - The difficult task of balancing the needs of offenders with those of their victims - Benefits may only work in the short term
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