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Dimensions of Restorative Justice.

Roche, Declan
June 4, 2015

Source: (2006) Journal of Social Issues. 62(2):217-238.

Restorative justice proponents tend to focus their attention on criminal justice
initiatives in a small number of developed countries, but restorative processes
(which encourage citizens to negotiate among themselves, rather than rely on professionals
to adjudicate), and restorative values (which emphasize the importance
of repairing and preventing harm), can be found across a wide range of regulatory
fields. Teachers, social workers, corporate regulators, civil mediators, members of
truth commissions, diplomats, and peacekeepers all—at least some of the time—
practice a variety of restorative justice. Consideration of these often-neglected
examples can help refine current restorative justice theory and practice, which in
turn has insights to offer practitioners and researchers in these fields. (author’s abstract)


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