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Law, religion, and restorative justice in New Zealand.

Shriver Jr., Donald W.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2012) Journal of law and Religion. 28(1):143-177.

As RJ practice took hold in NZ under both the FGC and adult
conferencing systems, questions about the conventional judicial system
tumbled in: In those courtroom contests, what happens to the human
realities of offenders and victims? What place in an adversarial system
is there for healing of damages on both sides of a crime, rather than only
a one-sided decision of guilt or innocence? What place, also, is there for
attempting to nip a youthful crime career in the bud when it has begun in
a minor offense of a fourteen-year-old? Does imprisormient serve this
purpose? To the contrary, are not prisons training grounds for a career
of crime? (excerpt)


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