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“Restorative justice, juvenile offenders and crime victims: A review of the literature.”

Immarigeon, Russ
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) In Restorative juvenile justice: Repairing the harm of youth crime, ed. Gordon Bazemore and Lode Walgrave, 305-325. With an introduction by Gordon Bazemore and Lode Walgrave. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press.

In this essay Immarigeon examines the claims for and actual results of restorative justice on behalf of victims of juvenile crime. To accomplish this, he reviews available advocacy, evaluation, program, and policy literature on restorative justice theory and practice. This survey covers restorative justice research on the following processes and programs: community-based victim-offender mediation or reconciliation; prison-based victim-offender mediation or reconciliation; family group conferences; and victim impact panels. In general, empirical research on restorative justice results has been slight and narrowly focused, according to Immarigeon. With all of this in mind, Immarigeon draws out implications for future policy, programming, and research with respect to restorative justice and crime victims.


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