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Restoring Justice: Envisioning a Justice Process Focused on Healing – Not Punishment

Zehr, Howard
June 4, 2015

Source: (1997) The Other Side 33(5), Sept – Dec 1997.

Restorative justice, as opposed to punitive justice, focuses on reconciliation between perpetrator and victim. Several prison programs are implementing the restorative concept. They include inmate/victim meetings to exchange feelings, participation in victim assistance projects and seminars on personal responsibility. In this way, justice becomes part of the healing process.


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