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Priest's early plea 'very unusual'

From the article in Marlborough Express: A Blenheim priest who has admitted an indecent assault is the first case of a clergyman pleading guilty at the first opportunity, the head of sexual-abuse charity says.... Defence lawyer Rob Harrison aske... READ MORE

Program enables Pa. inmate to apologize to victims

from article on MySA: A program that enables Pennsylvania inmates to apologize in writing to victims of their crimes has more letters than people signed up to receive them. State officials hope to change that by publicizing the Inmate Apolog... READ MORE

A Pilot Study of a Weekend Retreat Intervention for Family Survivors of Homicide

Source: (2012) Western Journal of Nursing Research 34(6) 766–794Homicide causes negative unintended consequences for family survivors.Family survivors face complicated grief and overwhelming loss with minimal support from others.The authors offe... READ MORE

Extralegal Punishment Factors: A Study of Forgiveness, Good Deeds, Apology, Remorse, and Other Such Discretionary Factors in Assessing Criminal Punishment

Source: (2012) Vanderbilt Law Review 65: 737-827 The criminal law's formal criteria for assessing punishment are typically contained in criminal codes, the rules of which fix an offender's liability and the grade of the offense. Those rules class... READ MORE

Rena captain and officer sent to jail

from the article by Matt Bowne and Paloma Migone in the Marlborough Express: ....The men responsible for causing New Zealand's worst maritime environmental disaster by grounding the Rena off Tauranga's coast have been sentenced to seven months in... READ MORE