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Restorative Justice Principles: ‘Restorative Justice’ Primary Focus on People, Not Procedures

Claassen, Ron
June 4, 2015

Source: (1996) Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies.

In this article the author introduces a series of articles that originally appeared in the VORP newsletter of the Central Valley in California. (They were based on two presentations given by the author at the 1996 National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution.) Noting similarities between the criminal justice system and discipline systems in schools, Claassen presents 11 principles of restorative justice that he claims would, if recognized and practiced, reduce violence and increase overall safety and cooperation.


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