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Understanding victims and restorative justice; Understanding homicide.

Policek, Nicoletta
June 4, 2015

Source: (2007) Sociology. 41(1): 165-168.

In recent years there has been a considerable broadening of the academic discourse
in relation to the emergence of a victim-focused agenda within contemporary criminal
justice policies. Also, the emergence of a fairly distinctive set of practices known
as ‘restorative justice’, means that it is much more straightforward to make value
judgments about the nature of the conventional criminal justice system. This is in
summary the topic discussed by Dignan’s Understanding Victims and Restorative
Justice (2005). (Author’s text)


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