Source: (2004) The Fourth R: Newsletter of the Education Section (Association for Conflict Resolution). Winter: 9-12. Downloaded 31 March 2005.

Schools, it seems, take their on how to deal with misbehavior from the criminal justice system. The basic mode in our classrooms and schools is to punish (administer consequences) students who rules, just as the criminal justice system focuses most of its energy determining if a law has been violated and then administering proportionate punishment. Restorative justice, on the other hand, focuses on recognizing harm due to the crime misbehavior), how things can made as right as possible, and creating a plan for a better future. Restorative justice values accountability, repair and reintegration. (excerpt)

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