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Restorative Justice, Victims’ Rights and the Future

Akester, Kate
June 4, 2015

Source: Restorative Justice Consortium,

Noting that restorative justice has become established in juvenile justice in England following the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, Kate Akester also points out that ambiguity and variability with respect to restorative justice theory and practice remain. In this context, Akester examines whether and how restorative justice can be integrated into the criminal justice system, what it has to offer, and what principles form its foundations. In particular, she discusses the importance of safeguards for both offenders and victims (and human rights in general), issues pertaining to community involvement in restorative justice, and the potential development of restorative responses.


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