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Legislating for Restorative Justice

Van Ness, Daniel W
June 4, 2015

Source: (1997) Paper presented at Drafting Juvenile Justice Legislation: An International Workshop Cape Town, South Africa 4-6 November, 1997.

In this paper Daniel Van Ness addresses the topic of legislating for restorative justice. He does this by exploring international models and then looking at particular issues. In the first part of his paper, Van Ness surveys restorative justice ideas and practices, matters relating to legislation and restorative justice, and models of legislation for restorative justice. In the second part, he deals specifically with legislating restorative justice features. This discussion covers key aspects of diversion, court procedures, sentencing, and post-sentencing supervision in a restorative framework.


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