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Situating Restorative Justice within Criminal Justice.

Shapland, Joanna
June 4, 2015

Source: (2006) Theoretical Criminology. 10(4):505-532.

Drawing from the evaluation of three major restorative justice
schemes in England and Wales, the article considers the theoretical
implications for process and outcomes of situating restorative justice
for adults within criminal justice, including the allocation of roles,
the balance of power, the importance of procedural justice, and the
tasks of restorative justice (such as apology, rehabilitation,
reparation, healing, restoration, and reintegration and its relation
with social capital). Given that restorative justice events are by
definition unique, because of their participative nature, the ability
to make generalizations across cultures is problematic, stemming
from whether participants bring normative assumptions about
justice to the event. (authors’ abstract)


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