Source: (2004) In Criminal Justice: Retribution vs. Restoration. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work 23(1/2): 83-91.
Daniel Johnson discusses how the application of Ã¢Â€Âœrestorative justiceÃ¢Â€? in his own life and in the life of the victim of his criminal offense contributed to his personal regeneration and healing for his victim. Mr. Johnson challenges criminal justice policy-makers to create conditions where Ã¢Â€Âœrestorative justiceÃ¢Â€? can be employed in the broadest sense in order to do what contemporary, punitive, retributive criminal justice systems are largely incapable of doing, that is, facilitate lasting offender rehabilitation and healing for crime victims and communities, and to offer opportunities for victim-offender reconciliations. AuthorÃ¢Â€Â™s abstract.
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