Source: (2000) Edinburgh: Scottish Consortium on Crime and Criminal Justice.

This Consortium consists of a number of organizations in Scotland experienced in criminal justice issues relating to corrections, victims, community safety, and human rights. It came together in 1998 to promote informed public debate about crime and criminal justice. Favoring a restorative justice approach, the Consortium had these goals in view: reducing offending; increasing community safety; treating victims of crime fairly; enhancing civil liberties; and increasing the effectiveness of the juvenile and criminal justice systems. This report covers the following topics: crime, criminal justice, and juvenile justice in relation to the community; the interface between the social welfare approach and the formal justice approach in juvenile justice; safe and just communities; and justice in a human rights context. Annexes supplement the report with information on women and offending, justifications for imprisonment, and responses to known offenders.

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