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Norwich's reputation as a fine and beautiful city is being threatened by the growing menace of graffiti. That was the warning today as the true scale of graffiti in the city centre was uncovered. An Evening News investigation found more than 250 examples of graffiti - in just a short walk through the city centre.
However, victims cannot drink from a well that is dry, and inmates earn no money to pay restitution. The Legislature should promote the availability of victim-offender mediation as a voluntary alternative to traditional prosecution and incarceration in cases involving minor property offenses by first-time offenders.
As we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the English slave trade I am left to ponder, how does this all benefit me or other black people? Yes it’s all well and good to commemorate such a historical and significant event but it must be noted that 200 years later we as black people are still catching our tails in this world that is comprehensively dominated by the Eurocentric world view.
ichael Rosado says he never meant to start the fire at Amelia's Grocery Outlet. He was 16 when he and a friend were just trying to entertain themselves, he said, while Rosado's mother shopped. When the teens found an opened lighter in the store's hardware department, they played with it for a few minutes before moving to the next aisle.
Kory Douglas of the Lafayette County Victim/Witness Program in the District Attorney's Office, said the program is certainly beneficial. "It's a great opportunity for the victims to be able to address their offenders and for the offenders to be able to apologize Š to face the victims so that they are able to be a close-knit community," she said.
Fine Gael's party's ardfheis resumed in Dublin this morning with party representatives outlining policy objectives in the areas of crime, justice, health and the economy... . Deputy O'Keeffe claimed his proposed charter would "keep victims informed at all stages of the criminal justice process, vindicate the rights of the victim at sentencing, provide improved access for victims to compensation, and provide Restorative Justice where possible."
Informed by the practices of restorative justice, which emphasizes repairing the harm done by criminal behavior, the neighbors are not out to "string anybody up," as one member put it. "I’m trying to uncover the truth," said Mary Offutt, one of the group’s most vocal members. She has spent many hours making phone calls, writing letters, photocopying legal documents and circulating books among neighbors.
It was an emotional homecoming for a group of apartheid era forced removals victims on Saturday when they were handed "ownership" rights to land they once called home. Nearly half a century after being forcibly removed to the Cape Flats, the former residents of Steurhof, near Plumstead, excitedly renewed ties with former friends and neighbours.
Often, offenders tend toward what Dr. Kenney calls the ‘I’ve suffered, so don’t make it any worse’ syndrome, while victims then counter with how much they’ve suffered as a result of the offender’s actions. “It becomes an adversarial process centred around who’s the bigger victim.”
The 75-page report is based on an extensive national survey that the Center conducted with more than 2,000 respondents in February and March 2006, in collaboration with a Colombian NGO—the Social Foundation—and an international consortium of donors known as the Project Counseling Service. The survey assesses perceptions of a range of transitional justice issues, as well as levels of violence suffered by civilians, many of whom have endured more than four decades of brutal armed conflict waged among government, left-wing guerilla, and paramilitary groups.
Restorative Justice Planned in Japan - NPA Hopes Victim-Juvenile Offender Dialogue Will Cut Recidivism Rates |TODAY|
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