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A Spiral of Success: Community Support Is Key to Restorative Justice in Japan

Haley, John O
June 4, 2015

Source: (1994) The Ecology of Justice published by Context Institute, Bainbridge Island, WA. In Context. No. 38: 32.

The author states that no industrial democracy has been as successful as Japan in dealing with crime. Japanese authorities have learned from experience that offender correction and restoration to the community are essential elements of an approach that has proven to be effective in correcting socially deviant behavior. What has developed is a spiral of success, with law enforcement officials, community members, criminals, and victims working interdependently to prevent crime and reintegrate offenders back into the community.


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