Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

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Unformatted text preview: nd the 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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