Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

If the problem is really that an offender has harmed

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Unformatted text preview: ge and why are these other institutions so seldom involved in the change process? • If the problem is really that an offender has harmed some person and/or the community, why are victims and community representatives not directly involved in the sanctioning and the rehabilitation process and why isn't restoration of victims the primary focus of sanctioning? • If the problem is a lack of integration, rehabilitation, and habilitation, why do correctional strategies focus on isolation of offenders? • If the goal of sanctioning is to send messages to offenders about the consequences and harm caused to others by crime, why are sanctions so unrelated to the offense itself and why is the sanctioning and rehabilitative process so detached from victims and the offender's community? • If public support is needed to ensure juvenile justice effectiveness (and the continued survival of juvenile justice), why do we continue to send messages to the public that offenders are getting off easy or even being rewarded by the system for their crime (e.g., by referring them t...
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