Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

Practices used to accomplish reparative or

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Unformatted text preview: r involvement in crime, and an effort to impose structure on the offender's time by requiring involvement in productive activity. Practices used to accomplish reparative or accountability objectives (e.g., community service) and competency Development objectives (e.g., work experience programs) can also reinforce public safety objectives by providing additional means for structuring an offender's time in group activities. Ultimately, new policy and practices are needed to begin to increase the capacity of community institutions to prevent crime and reintegrate offenders and to challenge the narrow view of community protection as limited to a focus on individual offenders. Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 31 Table VI Public Safety in the Current System and a Balanced & Restorative Justice System Current System Balanced/Restorative System Values and Assumptions Public safety requires extensive investment in and use of locked facilities; in the community, intensive surveillance and moni...
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