Source: Washington, DC: The Communitarian Network.

Noting the skepticism of many concerning the focus on offender punishment and treatment in most criminal justice theory and practice, Bazemore presents restorative justice as an alternative. He argues that restorative justice involves a unique approach to offender rehabilitation. This approach involves victim and community in the reintegrative process. He calls this process “earned redemption.â€? Locating reintegration in the larger context of restorative justice, he identifies three components of a restorative justice model of reintegration. Structural and cultural obstacles to implementation of this approach in the United States are recognized, and a basic strategy for system criminal justice reform is outlined.

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