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Family group conferencing for quality-of-life crimes: the Minneapolis experience

Pranis, Kay
June 4, 2015

Source: (1998) Humanity & Society, vol. 22, issue 1. 118-122.

Quality-of-life crimes are crimes which are too small to merit serious police attention but still affect the whole community – like soliciting prostitutes, vandalism, public urination, and driving with a suspended license. In downtown Minneapolis, four neighborhoods developed a community conferencing process to address those issues without resorting to more formal modes of justice.


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