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Building Community and Nuturing Justice: A Review of the Community Justice Ideal.

Bazemore, Gordon
June 4, 2015

Source: (2000) Contemporary Justice Review. 3(2): 225-232.

Expressing a skepticism about the use of the terms ‘community’ and ‘justice’ in that they are often used in imprecise and uncritical ways, Bazemore notes in his review of The Community Justice Ideal (1999) that authors Todd Clear and David Karp avoid such problems. Indeed, they merge the best of restorative and community justice thinking and practice into a coherent vision. With all of this in mind, Bazemore reviews the book The Community Justice Ideal and the community justice movement itself. Topics covered in his review include theoretical and empirical grounding for community justice, community justice and individual freedoms, principles for democratic and egalitarian community justice, and realizing and evaluating community justice.


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