Source: (2001) Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.

The monograph describes four communities as examples of mall towns, rural areas, and Indian reservations in which community justice is flourishing. Three distinct phases to CJ developments in the four communities were studied: an effort to create more nuanced sentencing dispositions; addressing underlying social problems; and community problem solving. Tensions that affected CJ efforts, along with the conditions in which CJ can thrive, were identified.

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