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Obstacles to Restorative Justice and Sex Abuse Issues

Ingraham, Deborah
June 4, 2015

Source: (1998) Minneapolis, MN: The Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

In this article, Deborah Ingraham asks whether childhood sexual abuse can be addressed in a restorative way for both offenders and victims. In general, according to Ingraham, people have come to believe that there is no hope for sex offenders to change, and that sexual abuse victims are not open to restorative processes. Discussing a number of ideas that she considers to be inaccuracies and obstacles, she challenges clinicians, law enforcement officers, and the public at large to consider new ways of looking at treatment for offenders and the possibility of restorative processes for victims.


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