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NCJ Number: 172953 Find in a Library
Title: Restorative Proportionality of Community Service for Juveniles
Journal: European Journal of Crime  Volume:iminal Law and Criminal Justice  Pages:4 (1996)-380
Author(s): L Walgrave; H Geudens
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 20
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the concept of proportionality in connection with the development of restorative justice techniques.
Abstract: The article discusses three models of judicial response to crime: retributive, rehabilitative and restorative. In addition, it investigates restorative justice as an alternative paradigm for juvenile justice; community service as a sanction within the restorative justice paradigm; a research project on the juridical status of restorative community service; and the proportionality of community service in Belgian juvenile justice. The article calls for further research on restorative principles and conscious implementation strategies. Reflection on socio-ethical, philosophical and legal theory must be further developed in order to construct a coherent paradigm of restorative justice which can serve as a frame of reference to ensure correct application in practice and to guide experimentation with appropriate methods and techniques. The final goal is not development of a rigid rating schedule of restorative sanctions, but achievement of a "reasonable restoration". Notes, tables, figures, bibliography
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Belgium; Community service programs; Criminal justice evaluation; Criminology theory evaluation; Juvenile justice policies; Rehabilitation; Restitution programs; Theory
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