Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

Some scholars such as john braithwaite have recently

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Unformatted text preview: offenses and the relative culpability of the offender in causing this harm. Some scholars, such as John Braithwaite, have recently noted that societies that are most effective in controlling crime provide for a “shaming” process intended to make offenders aware of the harm caused by their behavior to the collective and to affirm community values. In these “low crime” societies and communities, this denunciation process is followed by a process of offender repentance and reparation, and by an effort by the community to support reintegration, conciliation, and (in most cases) forgiveness. Values. Core values underlying the Balanced and Restorative model demand that holding offenders accountable to the victim and the community must be a primary juvenile justice objective. Offenses demand an appropriate payback to victims and the community, rather than retributive punishment, as the offender's primary obligation (see Table III). While the fairness, meaningfulness and appropriateness of sanctions are of inte...
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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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