Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

As an overall philosophy for the juvenile justice

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Unformatted text preview: that results when an offense is committed. As an overall philosophy for the juvenile justice system, restorative justice provides critical guidance to managers and policy makers in rethinking the traditional sanctioning, rehabilitative, and public safety functions of juvenile justice--and adding the new concern with making victims whole and involving them in the justice process. Neither punitive nor lenient in its focus, restorative justice has as its primary objectives reparation of harm done to victims, recognition by the offender of harm caused by the offense, conciliation and (if appropriate) reconciliation between victim, offender, and community, offender reintegration whenever possible, and the maintenance of safe and secure communities in which conflicts are peacefully resolved.6 Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 16 Why Restorative Justice? Problems in Retributive Justice and the Restorative Response* 1. Lack of clarity about the purpose of the criminal justice system - Restorative justice says the primary purpose of the justice system is to repair harm...
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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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