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“Why we need restorative justice conferencing: A discussion paper.”

Bazemore, Gordon
June 4, 2015

Source: (2000) TMs draft. Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Florida Atlantic University.

In this draft for discussion, Bazemore argues for legislation to advance restorative justice conferencing in state juvenile justice systems in the United States. To make his argument, he explains why he urges restorative justice conferencing. While advocating such legislation, he also admits his reservations about the value of legislation in relation to restorative justice initiatives. Hence, his discussion includes a summary of arguments both against and for conferencing legislation. This leads to comments on the kind of legislation needed, with particular reference to Australian models.


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