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“Crime, victims and justice. Paper presented at the Making Crime Pay conference. Wellington, New Zealand, June 1994.”

Jamieson, John
June 4, 2015

Source: (1994) Stimulus 2 (August): 29-30.

Based on his experience in the New Zealand police, Jamieson contends that reform of the criminal justice system must seek at least two interrelated objectives: (1) reduction in crime; and (2) reduction in the prison population. Jamieson favorably notes that some people advocate reform of the criminal justice system toward a restorative rather than a retributive emphasis. With this in view, Jamieson examines restitution and reparation as integral to restorative justice. Discussing family group conferencing and victim-offender reconciliation programs, he also focuses on relational emphases in restorative justice.


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