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There's a growing social movement that -- if fully implemented -- will dramatically change the way we deal with crime in this country. It's called "Restorative Justice." The present system of punitive justice has resulted in higher rates of recidivism and more prisons. It's clearly not working.
“They will be longed for always,” the Web site said, and I believe it, imagining the hole in the lives of those who loved the three men Jeanette Sliwinski killed. I also hear the unbearable sorrow in these words from a newspaper account: “From her jail hospital bed, Sliwinski has begged for forgiveness.”
Ladies and gentlemen, we have two school discipline plans before the house. In one corner is a recent get-tough proposal... [that] calls for stricter enforcement of a three-strikes-you're-out policy for troublemakers who end up in the principal's office.... In the other corner is an approach to discipline called restorative justice, which focuses on changing behavior and clearly contemplates keeping more kids in regular schools.
The goal of the program "is providing students an opportunity to have an educational experience about the behavior associated with having a ticket," she said. The incentive for students to go through restorative justice, Banks said, is to have the fine and charges dismissed from the case.
Princess Anne will be the guest of honour at a conference in Bristol to discuss restorative justice.She is expected to take centre stage at the event, which is being held at the Council House on Tuesday, November 13.
The bedrock idea is that crime stems from a broken relationship between the victim, the offender and the community. The goal is to return the criminal to a contributing member to society.
To even mild-mannered citizens, there are days when Edmonton feels like a pressure-cooker with the lid ready to blow off. A boom economy, thousands of newcomers and a lack of housing lead to conflicts among neighbours living in increasingly cramped quarters.
"Facing the Questions" is this year's theme for Restorative Justice Week 2007, which will be held November 18 - 25, 2007.
It's time to revise Canada's outdated retributive criminal justice system, says University of Regina professor Hirsh Greenberg. Speaking at the Faculty of Arts' popular Coffee House Controversies series at Chapters bookstore on Thursday, Greenberg said he believes the maxim "do the crime, do the time'' is an outdated approach to justice.
Community mediators independent of councils could help avoid costly, litigious wars between local authorities and citizens, says Palmerston North deputy mayor John Hornblow.
Restorative Justice Planned in Japan - NPA Hopes Victim-Juvenile Offender Dialogue Will Cut Recidivism Rates |TODAY|
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