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A Method for the Maddness: Restorative Justice as a Valid Mode of Punishment and an Advancement of Catholic Social Thought.

Smith, Patrick J.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2005) Journal of Catholic Legal Studies. 44:433-459.

Part I of this article will discuss the traditional justifications of punishment and their comparative strengths and weaknesses. Part II will then explore a relatively new approach to punishment known as restorative justice, analyze to what extent it is justified by traditional concepts of punishment, and examine its compatibility with principles of Catholic Social Thought. (excerpt)


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