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Why Blunkett’s not doing us justice

Wright, Martin
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) The Independent (24 July).

In this essay Martin Wright comments on a speech by Home Secretary David Blunkett. According to Wright, Blunkett spoke about the need to be tough on crime, especially with respect to violent and repeat offenders, but said little about prevention or being tough on the causes of crime. There is a better way, claims Wright, which is restorative justice. Restorative justice works better for both victims and offenders than “a war on crime.â€?


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