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Restorative justice and youth justice: Bringing theory and practice closer together in Europe.

O'Mahony, David
June 4, 2015

Source: (2009) In, J. Junger-Tas and F. Dünkel (eds.), Reforming Juvenile Justice. New York: Springer. pp. 165-182.

Restorative justice can be viewed as a victim-centred approach which conceptualises
criminal behaviour in a very different manner from which it has been traditionally
conceived within orthodox models of criminal justice. In recent years, it has come to
exert an increasingly strong influence over juvenile justice systems as policymakers
have become increasingly concerned about the capacity of the traditional criminal
justice system to deliver participatory processes and fair outcomes that are capable of
benefiting victims, offenders and society at large. (Excerpt)


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