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Circle peacemaking

Rieger, Lisa
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) Alaska Justice Forum 17 (Winter): 1, 6-7.

A research team from the Justice Center of the University Alaska (Anchorage) had the opportunity to observe a rural Alaskan community’s implementation of a circle sentencing program over a period of eighteen months. Lisa Rieger summarizes the observations of that team in this article. She begins by placing circle sentencing in the framework of restorative justice. This leads to discussion of the development of the circle sentencing process in Kake, Alaska, partly in response to such practices in the Yukon Territory of Canada. Rieger then identifies key ideas and components of the Kake circle sentencing program.


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