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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
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.
- Spring '10