It's Time for Restorative Justice |TODAY|
Submitted by dan. on 2007-11-07 03:39.
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.
Restorative justice requires an offender to compensate victims, express remorse, perform community service specific to the crime, and take steps toward self-education that can reduce recidivism.
Read it all. Be aware, however, that the recidivism claims are questionable....
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