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Plowing in hope: A three part framework for incorporating restorative justice into sentencing and correctional systems

Branham, Lynn S.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2012) William Mitchell Law Review. Vol 38:4 1284-1310

Who among you has not been the victim of a crime? Did
anyone ever steal from you? Burglarize your home? Intentionally
push you? How did you feel?
I could tell you how I felt when I was victimized by a crimewhen,
for example, a burglar stole my jewelry box containing
treasured and irreplaceable family heirlooms. But you already
know how I felt. You know the feeling of loss. You know the
feeling of having been invaded. You know the feeling of being
vulnerable and the attendant angst and fear for yourself and loved
ones. And you know the feeling of anger-the incense that arises
as the repeat dialer in your brain keeps asking: “How could
someone do this? How could someone be like this?”


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