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Unformatted text preview: equences of their actions and actively make amends for the harm done (see
Table III, Row 2). Because the denunciation of inappropriate behavior is an important function
of any justice system, the message sent by sanctioning is also of critical importance.
Performance objectives of restorative sanctioning would also take account of the extent to which
offenders and the community understand the purpose and intent of juvenile court sanctions.
Depending on the intent of policy makers and justice professionals, messages sent by sanctions
may be primarily rehabilitative, retributive, and/or restorative as illustrated in Table IV.
Priorities for Practice. In contrast to the tendency of retributive justice to rely primarily on
incarceration and surveillance in various forms, restorative sanctioning would give first priority
to practices which promote reparation and victim involvement. Row 3 of Table III lists programs
and practices consistent with restorative goals and values. Restitution, community service, victim
impact panels, victim-offender mediation and similar practices link the sanction directly to the
crime and the victim (both i...
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