Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

For research and policy commentary on current gaps in

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Unformatted text preview: by some critics of restorative justice about difficulties in achieving equivalency in sanctioning between similar cases when, for example, the same conduct causes dramatic differences in actual harm, or differences in financial circumstances between offenders or victims create disparities in reparative debts, falsely assume that current punishments based on retributive considerations achieve equivalency in punishment. For research and policy commentary on current gaps in due process and unintended consequences of the adversarial system and procedures for ensuring equivalency and procedural protection in restorative alternatives, see Wright (1991); Hackler (1991); Messmer and Otto (1992); Van Ness, (1993); and Elias (1993). 10. While a new research agenda should be launched to explore the impact of balanced and restorative interventions on victims and communities as well as offenders, an emerging theoretical base and body of research is supportive of the view that the experience of making amends for harm done to victims and the community through restitution and unpaid service may have positive rehabilitative effects (Eglash, 1975; Schneider, 1986; Butts & Snyder, 1991; Wright, 1991). One cl...
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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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