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Integrating wholesale restorative justice within Irish society: Issues and considerations facing policy makers.

Haverty, Martin
June 4, 2015

Source: (2009) ExpressO Available at:

Restorative Justice has grown from a few scattered experimental projects, into a social
movement and an identifiable field of practice and study. While restorative justice is provided
for within the Irish criminal justice system, its application is confined under statute to
juvenile offenders. The National Commission on Restorative Justice are now in the process of
evaluating how a national roll out of restorative justice might be achieved within the
jurisdiction. In this article the main challenges facing the National Commission on
Restorative Justice (Ireland) will be outlined, particularly having regard to their terms of
reference. The article will also explore existing provisions catering for restorative justice in
this jurisdiction, while giving a brief explanation on the core principles and values
underpinning restorative justice. (author’s abstract)


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