Source: (2005) Violence Against Women. 11(5): 571-602.
What are the meanings of justice, as seen from the perspective of victims of violent crime? Are victimsâ€™ visions of justice represented by the conventional legal system? Are they represented by restorative justice? The author engages these questions, drawing on in-depth interviews with 22 victims of violent crime. It is argued that survivorsâ€™ views of justice do not fit well into either retributive or restorative models. This has implications for current efforts to use restorative models in cases of violence against women.
Keywords: Crime victims; feminism; restorative justice
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