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Criminal Justice and Good Lives

Eccleston, Lynne
June 4, 2015

Source: (2006) In Anthony J. W. Taylor, ed., Justice as a Basic Human Need. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Pp. 49-60.

“Concern for rehabilitating offenders leads to a consideration of the ethics and morality of punishment and of the various models of sentencing that have emerged to put them into effect. This chapter covers the range from therapeutic jurisprudence and restorative justice to risk needs assessment, strengths-based rehabilitation, and good lives. It underscores the necessity for engaging offenders more keenly in the process of reappraising themselves and their lives, if justice is to serve one of its major purposes — i.e. the protection of the community and the recovery of offenders as worthwhile citizens.” (excerpt)


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