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Shoplifting, criminal justice and community restorative approaches.

Hines, David
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) Beyond Just Us (Winter): 6-7.

David Hines has served as a police office for twenty five years. Trained in many restorative practices, he is currently the Community Justice Coordinator for Woodbury Public Safety in Woodbury, Minnesota. In this article he discusses the application of community restorative approaches to the problem of shoplifting. He begins by explaining why shoplifting is a particularly perplexing issue for criminal justice. This leads to an overview of Woodbury Public Safety’s use of community conferencing to deal with offenders and victims in shoplifting cases. This includes a brief description of the program, its processes, and its outcomes.


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