Source: (2001) New Zealand: Restorative Justice Trust.
In this essay Jim Consedine advocates restorative justice in broad terms as a movement of hope and nonviolence. In a world wracked by violence, restorative justice offers creative conflict resolution and pursuit of justice. On this basis, Consedine turns to the social and political situation in New Zealand, where he urges restorative justice as a hope-filled, non-violent way to respond to crime in contrast to the prevalent criminal justice system. He therefore urges New Zealand government and society to build upon pilot restorative justice programs begun by the government.
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