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This paper explores the understanding of Restorative Justice (RJ) in the modern Irish criminal justice system. It will seek to define restorative justice, examine its prevalence in Ireland and the practical impact that restorative justice projects have on the communities in which they are situate. It further considers the potential for restorative justice in the mainstream criminal justice system and concludes by offering suggestions as to how restorative justice might be incorporated and developed to the benefit of communities.

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