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Through the Ian Axford Fellowships in Public Policy – administered by The Commonwealth Fund – Donald J. Schmid, an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, traveled to New Zealand to research its restorative justice initiatives. This substantial paper results from his research and experiences in New Zealand. Schmid argues that restorative justice in New Zealand provides a model for the U.S. criminal justice system. To make his argument, Sschmid discusses the following topics: types of restorative justice processes in New Zealand and other countries, potential contributions from restorative justice processes; potential concerns and issues with respect to restorative justice; and restorative justice for the U.S. federal criminal justice system.


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