Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

Increasingly however juvenile justice professionals

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Unformatted text preview: juvenile crime than criminal courts and adult corrections. Increasingly however, juvenile justice professionals, policy makers, and citizens are dissatisfied Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 9 with the limited choices offered by the retributive philosophy and individual treatment mission. They are beginning to ask new questions about the fundamental rationale behind the current response, but as of yet have been offered no viable alternative. Questions such as those shown below suggest that a range of needs -- for example, the need to alter the marginal and disenfranchised status of victims, the need for offenders to be meaningfully held accountable for the harm resulting from their crimes, and the need to develop new strategies for promoting safer communities -- have been nearly ignored. Other needs -- for example, the need for active and structured supervision of offenders, the need to increase prospects for offender integration or reintegration into productive life in the community, and the need for better strategies to promote direct engagement of citizens and community organizations in addressing these other needs -- are inadequately met by the interventions prescribed by the...
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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.

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