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NCJ Number: 126411 Find in a Library
Title: Offender-Oriented Restitution Bills: Bringing Total Justice for Victims?
Journal: Federal Probation  Volume:54  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1990)  Pages:30-36
Author(s): S Roy
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 7
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Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article assesses whether total justice is attainable for victims through juvenile restitutive sentencing in Michigan bills 4240 and 4558.
Abstract: Restitution sentencing is viewed as a liberal approach contrasting with the conservative philosophy of the juvenile justice system. A brief description of the history of the juvenile justice system demonstrates that consideration of victim rights is in conflict with the traditional offender-oriented sentencing process. Incorporation of restitution into the juvenile justice system is presented. The goals of restitution regarding the victims, offenders, and the juvenile justice systems are examined regarding provision of total justice for victims after the rights of the offenders and the benefits for the juvenile justice system are considered.
Main Term(s): Juvenile restitution
Index Term(s): Juvenile sentencing; Michigan; State laws; Victims rights
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