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Contemporary origins of restorative justice programming: The Minnesota Restitution Center.

Hudson, Joe
June 4, 2015

Source: (2012) Federal Probation. 76(2):49-55.

by rmany writers on the history of
restorative justice traces its contemporary
origins to victim-offender meetings held in
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada in 1974. For just a
few examples of the numerous authors repeating
this idea, see Coates (1990); Immarigeon
(1996); Zehr (2002); Peachey (2003); Umbreit
and Armour (2010); and Beck, Kropf, and
Leonard (2011). In contrast, this article presents
evidence for a very different view of the
contemporary origins of restorative justice
programming, one that traces its roots back
to 1972 and the Minnesota Restitution Center


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