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public for their crimes
receives highest priority
in the juvenile justice
system. We need the
help of the community.
The community is a key
player in holding
offenders accountable. *Adapted from Schneider (1985). Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 26 negotiation. Such processes would focus on the objective of reaching a mutually satisfactory
agreement based on the active input of victims, offenders, and the community (including the
offender's family and other relevant adults) rather than on achieving the adversarial goal of fixing
blame. Although, increased reliance on these informal processes seems difficult to envision in a
system in which formal rules and procedures are intended to protect the offender from the abuses
of unrestricted retribution, and may appear to pose a threat to current due process protections in
juvenile courts (e.g., Feld, 1990), proponents of restorative justice would counter that in most
cases the current court process is itself often highly in...
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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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