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Changing punishment at the turn of the century: Restorative justice on the rise

Roach, Kent
June 4, 2015

Source: (2000) Canadian Journal of Criminology 42 (July): 249-280.

This paper addresses many themes examined at a 1999 conference in Canada called “Changing Punishment at the Turn of the Century.â€? Specifically, Roach discusses pure and partial theories of restorative justice, and restorative justice and net widening (for example, including more people and groups as participants or “stakeholdersâ€? in the administration of criminal justice). He also notes that restorative justice has multiple faces or characterizations due to its comprehensive and ambitious claims. These many faces make it politically appealing to many differing constituencies. Roach concludes with reflections on the popularity of restorative justice, as well as potential dangers for restorative justice.


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