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Planning and Design in Restorative Justice: A First Look at Four Victims of Crime Impact Panels in the Midwest.

Allen, Jennifer Marie
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) American Association of Behavioral Social Science Online Journal. 7(Fall): 76-88. Downloaded 1 November 2005.

As criminal justice agencies, and in particular juvenile justice agencies, have widened the net to include victims
of crime in criminal processing, restorative justice programs have become more common. Guidelines for implementing
and designing certain types of restorative justice programs have dominated the literature available on
the subject. However, less discussed but commonly used restorative justice programs, such as victims of crime
impact panels, have garnered little attention in research. This article attempts to fill that gap by discussing the
planning, implementation, and design of four victims of crime impact panel programs in the Midwest. The
expectation is that the information provided will facilitate the creation of more victims of crime impact panel programs. Author’s abstract.


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