Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

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Unformatted text preview: juveniles in the system; * Source: Adapted from Maloney, D., D. Romig, and T. Armstrong. (1988). Juvenile probation: The balanced approach. Reno, NV: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 14 Table I Retributive and Restorative Assumptions* Retributive Justice Restorative Justice Crime is an act against the state, a violation of a law, an abstract idea Crime is an act against another person and the community The criminal justice system controls crime Crime control lies primarily community Offender accountability defined as taking punishment Accountability defined as assuming responsibility and taking action to repair harm Crime is an individual act with individual responsibility Crime has both individual dimensions of responsibility Punishment is effective a. threat of punishment deters crime b. punishment changes behavior Punishment alone is not effective in changing behavior and is disruptive to community harmony and good relationships Victims are peripheral to the process Victims are central to the process of resolving a crime The offender is defined by deficits The offender is defined by capacity to make reparation Focus on...
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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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