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Restorative justice: the case for wider adoption.

Hudson, Lucian J.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2010) Blue Paper. Cornerstone Global.

Where restorative justice has been introduced, it has been successful. The question now
is whether it can be scaled up and adopted more widely. The climate is favourable: an
improved policy environment, a robust body of research and evidence, ministerial
commitment, and real support from professionals and the public. Restorative justice has
been effectively embedded in the youth justice system in Northern Ireland, where three
quarters of victims of young offenders choose to meet the young person face to face.
Where victims and offenders meet, victim satisfaction rates are 90 per cent – much
higher than those achieved when restorative justice is not available. The Restorative
Justice Council and Victim Support say that restorative justice should be available for all
victims of crime who choose it throughout England and Wales. (excerpt)


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