Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

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Unformatted text preview: le prescriptive in its consistent advocacy for planned change guided by experimentation, it is only suggestive with regard to how local communities might meet the challenges presented by the new directions proposed and encourages maximum innovation. Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 3 Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 4 III. Introduction Crime fear withdrawal isolation weakened community bonds more crime. All of us, victims, offenders and community members, are caught in a downward spiral where more crime leads to greater fear and increased isolation and distrust among community members, leading to even more crime. Community safety depends primarily upon voluntary individual restraint conditioned by community norms which control harmful behavior and reinforce conventional productive behavior. The more connected community members are, the more likely they are to restrain impulses which would be disapproved by the community. As community bonds are weakened by fear and isolation, the power of community disapproval is reduced and crime increases. The effects o...
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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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