Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

The response to the question of whether sanctioning

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Unformatted text preview: or successful reintegration of juvenile offenders. Community sanctions for harmful behavior are generally a more effective deterrent than legal sanctions. The response to the question of whether sanctioning, • rehabilitative, or protective functions should be left to the professionals must draw both on the principles • and theory of restorative justice, as well as on consideration of practical implementation concerns. Restorative justice is based on the principle that “justice” cannot be adequately served without the involvement of the community. It is based on the assumption that protection, sanctioning, and rehabilitation will be incomplete if the community is on the sideline. Regarding practical implementation, Restorative Justice shares with community policing a basic trust in the ability of citizens to make effective contributions, as well as in the necessity and appropriateness of community involvement. The issue, as community policing efforts are demonstrating, is one of how to engage citizens in the justice process, to give them a “stake” in participating, and to define meaningful and appropriate participatory roles. Restorative justice, in defining...
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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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