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(public safety). As criminologist Leslie Wilkins has observed, “the problem of crime cannot be
simplified to the problem of the criminal.”7 Therefore, the needs of victims, offenders, and
communities cannot be effectively addressed in isolation from one another. Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 18 Restoring Offenders. While giving primary focus to repairing harm to victims, restorative
justice also speaks directly to the need for societies to make allowances for offender repentance
and to make possible and encourage offender reintegration following appropriate sanctioning.
After reinforcing the offender’s obligation to redress harm to victims and monitoring and
facilitating reparation of harm, members of the offender’s community should create conditions to
facilitate the offender’s reentry into the community. However, restorative justice does not imply
that serious and violent offenders who present significant risks to themselves or others should be
released into the community. Restorative justice advocates would argue that less reliance on
incarceration strictly as a punitive tool, coupled with better strategies and more resources to
strengthen the prevention capacity of communiti...
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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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