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What the Public Wants: Market Research Finds Support for Restorative Justice

Gorczyk, John F
June 4, 2015

Source: (1992) Corrections Today 59(7).

The Vermont Dept. of Corrections commissioned a survey to determine the public opinion regarding the state of corrections. That the criminal justice system is in need of top-to-bottom reform was the consensus among 75% of the surveyed group and 93% said that violent offenders should serve a full term. The expectations of the public from offenders can be summarized as acceptance and responsibility for the crime committed and from corrections, the responsibility to reinstate social contract.


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