Source: (2003) Utah Law Review. 2003(1): 57-89. University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Downloaded 13 October 2003.

After a brief summary of restorative justice theory, Susan Olson and Albert Dzur ask whether there is any role for criminal justice professionals in restorative justice and, if there is, what is the nature of professional roles in restorative justice. They examine these questions by looking at restorative justice norms and practices, including the restorative justice critique of the criminal justice system. This leads to an analysis of the roles court and corrections professionals play in the conventional criminal justice system. Using examples from two functioning restorative justice programs, Olson and Dzur then identify patterns and tensions in the emerging roles of “restorative justice professionals.

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