Source: (2004) American Association of Behavioral Social Science Online Journal. 7(Fall): 76-88. Downloaded 1 November 2005.

As criminal justice agencies, and in particular juvenile justice agencies, have widened the net to include victims of crime in criminal processing, restorative justice programs have become more common. Guidelines for implementing and designing certain types of restorative justice programs have dominated the literature available on the subject. However, less discussed but commonly used restorative justice programs, such as victims of crime impact panels, have garnered little attention in research. This article attempts to fill that gap by discussing the planning, implementation, and design of four victims of crime impact panel programs in the Midwest. The expectation is that the information provided will facilitate the creation of more victims of crime impact panel programs. Author's abstract.

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