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Book review: Tali Gal: Child victims and restorative justice: A needs-rights model.

Dobkins, Kelly
June 4, 2015

Source: (2013) Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 42(1):154-156.

In Child Victims and Restorative Justice: A Needs-Rights
Model, Tali Gal aims to create a model for children’s rights
in the legal system. Gal presents models that center on child
victims’ rehabilitation and protection in a way that reveals
the immense complexities of legal issues, psychological
considerations, shortcomings of the criminal justice system,
and even the limitations of restoration itself. Gal examines
the models and works to establish a human rights discourse
to use for children’s rights in the legal system, considering
the rights of both child victims and child offenders. Gal’s
main goal is to create a needs-rights model that will aid
child victims throughout court process and continue through
rehabilitation. The book is organized by examining children’s
rights, child victims’ needs, child victims in the
criminal justice system, restorative justice for child victims,
and child-inclusive restorative justice. Gal also works to
provide a framework for effective restorative justice by
looking at successful experiences from different countries. (excerrpt)


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