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Unformatted text preview: ear basis for this expectation is derived from the equity theory idea that
individuals in social and political situations tend toward fairness and balance (Schneider, 1990).
A sanction calling for proportionate repayment to victims and the community might, all other
things being equal, be more often viewed as fair than other sanctions -- especially those that may
stigmatize the offender (Braithwaite, 1989; Walgrave, 1993). Schneider's (1990) research in
particular tends to support this expected impact of community service and restitution and also
suggests that completion of restitution and service is related to a greater sense of citizenship (as
reflected in self-images as a good, honest, law abiding person) and a greater likelihood that the
offender would express remorse. These changes in the offender in turn decreased the likelihood
of reoffending. Such impacts would, moreover, seem to be more likely and more intensive when
these sanctions follow face-to-face encounters between victims and offenders in mediation
sessions (Umbreit, 1994).
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