Source: (2001) A RESTORE occasional paper. Wednesday, 9 February.

As most would acknowledge, local street crime has become a significant concern to the public in many countries. Jim Consedine, a long-serving prison chaplain in New Zealand and an advocate of restorative justice, asserts that corporate crime and governmental crime go largely unnoticed and unhindered. He details why, from his perspective, this is the case; and he explores options for the future to deal with crime in the widest sense, from local street crime to corporate and governmental crime. In general, he argues that transformative and restorative processes provide opportunities for accountability, apology, personal and collective responsibility, and healing at all levels of crime and its effects.


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