Source: (2006) Criminal Justice Handbook Series. Vienna:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

The present handbook offers, in a quick reference format, an overview of key considerations in the implementation of participatory responses to crime based on a restorative justice approach. Its focus is on a range of measures and programmes, inspired by restorative justice values, that are flexible in their adaptation to criminal justice systems and that complement them while taking into account varying legal, social and cultural circumstances. It was prepared for the use of criminal justice officials, non-governmental organizations and community groups who are working together to improve current responses to crime and conflict in their community. The materials presented in this handbook are directed toward a number of different audiences and, therefore, individual users may find some sections of more relevance and interest than others. (excerpt)

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