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Pranis states that one of the most significant contributions of restorative justice is the creation of “public spacesâ€? for dialogue about expectations, perceptions, and feelings, with the hope that such dialogue can lead to shared understandings and improved relationships. The value of “public spaceâ€? is applicable to crime and justice, and it is also applicable to larger community issues. Pranis explores the nature and importance of community dialogue for community standards of behavior, and similarly the potential of restorative dialogue for individuals and communities in relation to crime.

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