Advocates of restorative justice argue that it isn’t enough to just “process” offenders in ways that emphasize only the fact that their crime is a crime against the state. Instead, victims are seeking ways to heal while arguing that direct offender accountability will increase the chance that offenders will change their conduct after being released from prison or jail. With the participation of victims in such projects, the victims’ satisfaction with the criminal justice system increases.

 

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