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RJ City: Phase 1. Final Report.

Van Ness, Daniel W
June 4, 2015

Source: (2006) Washington, DC: Prison Fellowship International

This is the Final Report of Phase One of the RJ City Project. The Project is a research
and design effort to explore what seems to be a gap between the claims that restorative
justice offers an alternative approach to conflict, crime and justice on one hand, and the
rather limited use of restorative programmes in most countries on the other.
The project takes what is known about restorative justice and in a disciplined way tests
the boundaries of that knowledge. This is forcing discussion of issues not ordinarily
addressed, such as whether restorative approaches can respond effectively to high
volumes of cases, the social chaos and disintegration in parts of society, and the high
value given to individual rights in the Western world. (excerpt)


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