Source: (2002) Behavioral Sciences and the Law. 20: 309-315.
Mark Small and Robin Kimbrough-Melton open this essay with the assertion that the changing nature of family and community life poses significant challenges for the administration of justice in the twenty-first century. In view of this, scholars and practitioners have begun to rethink justice. Reform movements â€“ such as therapeutic jurisprudence, restorative justice, and community justice â€“ have emerged to cast new paradigms for the administration of justice. In this context, Small and Kimbrough-Melton explore ways in which families and the justice system interact to strengthen and weaken each other to accomplish justice goals.
Your donation helps Prison Fellowship International repair the harm caused by crime by emphasizing accountability, forgiveness, and making amends for prisoners and those affected by their actions. When victims, offenders, and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results are transformational.Donate Now