Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

6 skyrocketing cost of punishment restorative justice

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Unformatted text preview: e will not fail to deliver on that promise. 6. Skyrocketing cost of punishment - Restorative justice would require fewer investments in punishment since the system would be measured not by how much punishment was inflicted, but by how much reparation was achieved. 7. Failure to integrate social justice with criminal justice - Restorative justice clearly defines a relationship between social justice and criminal justice. While individuals are held responsible for their behavior, the community is held accountable for promoting community peace, or “shalom,” which includes social justice. For example, the community has a responsibility to enable offenders to make reparation and is not allowed to simply banish people. 8. Widespread system overload - The conflict resolution approach is likely to reduce the number of cases which must be handled in the formal system and would allow for more effective use of non-criminal justice community resources. A reduction in dependence on punishment would free up r...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course CRJU 4230 taught by Professor Derekallen during the Spring '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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