Source: (2003) Criminal Law Forum. 14: 385â€“419.
On 22 July 2003, the United Kingdom government released its first national strategy document on restorative justice, officially recognising in this way the new paradigmâ€™s potentials of improving the current punitive criminal justice system. In the final pages of the document, the Home Office listed a number of consultation questions requesting advice from practitioners and theoreticians in the field on what they consider critical issues in restorative justiceâ€™s current application and future development. This paper is written in response to these questions, and has used the results of a qualitative study that started in June 2002 and has just been completed. Author’s abstract.
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