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Breaking free of the prison paradigm: Integrating restorative justice techniques into Chicago’s juvenile justice system.

Tsui, Judy C.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2014) The Journak of Criminal Law & Criminology. 104(3):635-666.

This Comment will argue that the traditional methods of punishment—
in particular, detention—often fail to sufficiently address the problems
presented by crimes in which the offender is a juvenile. The shortcomings
of utilizing detention as the primary method of dealing with juvenile crime
create a void in effective response mechanisms, which this Comment argues
can be filled by further integrating restorative justice practices and
principles into the juvenile justice system. Focusing on the City of
Chicago, this Comment examines the present state of the juvenile criminal
justice system and identifies possible barriers and solutions to integrating
restorative justice practices in a system focused primarily on detention. In
doing so, this Comment refers frequently to guidance provided by
practitioners of restorative justice from Minnesota, a state is seen by many
restorative justice proponents as a model for integrating restorative
techniques. (excerpt)


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