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The Development of Restorative Justice in Hong Kong

Wong, Dennis S. W.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) Paper presented at “Dreaming of a New Reality,” the Third International Conference on Conferencing,
Circles and other Restorative Practices, August 8-10, 2002, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The juvenile justice in Hong Kong embraces disciplinary welfare-oriented approach for treating juvenile delinquents. Because of the ignorance of the restorative justice concepts by legal and criminal justice professionals and the worry about whether real justice can be achieved outside the court system, restorative practice is not common. In this workshop, I will share with participants on what I have done in promoting such a new concept in Hong Kong. A 15 mins video, which documented the first victim-offender mediation process ever conducted in Hong Kong, will be presented.


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