Source: (2013) The Prevention Researcher. 20(1):3-6.
Learning about restorative justice involves examining conventional thinking about crime (or wrongdoing generally), values in relation to how people associated with wrongdoing are treated, and best responses when a wrongdoing occurs. In this introductory article, I highlight key developments in the restorative movement and main distinctions between the conventional and restorative justice approaches. I describe what restorative justice interventions involve and consider claims about effectiveness. In the article’s conclusion, I note ongoing tensions and recent developments. (excerpt)
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