Source: (1995) Paper presented to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference. Boston, March 1995. In B. Galaway and J. Hudson (Eds.), Restorative Justice: International Perspectives. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press, pp. 85-102.

This paper discusses the need for a new approach to justice, especially criminal justice. The broad principles of the restorative justice perspective are reviewed, and examples provided of how these principles are applied in practice. The author then suggests that the role of the community in the victim-offender-community relationship needs to be more fully developed to complete the paradigm. After discussing the various levels of "community," the needs and responsibilities of communities are discussed. The author then considers the paradigmatic implications, and suggest how these principles might be applied in a holistic restorative justice approach.

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