Source: (2002) British Journal of Criminology 42:578-595. Reprinted in Restorative Justice. Declan Roche (2003), ed. Pp. 179-196. The International Library of Essays in Law & Legal Theory, Second Series. Aldershot, Hants, England: Dartmouth/Ashgate.
Restorative justice is much advocated as a new and fruitful response to offending. This article argues for further debate about the proper division of functions between state, victims, offenders and â€˜communitiesâ€™, and for greater emphasis upon procedural safeguards and substantive limits in the pursuit of the apparently beneficent goals of restorative justice.
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