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Editor(s): B Galaway; J Hudson
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 212
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 77-ED-021
Publication Number: ISBN 0-669-02328-0
Sale Source: Lexington Books
866 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume contains 17 essays on different aspects of restitution.
Abstract: The essays had originally been presented at the Second National Symposium on Restitution in 1977, the purpose of which was to facilitate the thoughtful and orderly development of restitution programming in the criminal justice system. Restitution is defined as a sanction imposed on an offender by an official of the criminal justice system requiring that offender to make a payment of money or services to a victim. It is differentiated from victim compensation, which is more directly victim-oriented and covered by the state. The collection is organized into seven themes: 1) Restitution in relation to the purposes of the criminal justice system; 2) Psychological perspectives on restitution; 3) Restitution and crime victims; 4) Restitution programming and research; 5) A description of service restitution programs; 6) A description of financial restitution programs; and 7) Future suggestions for restitution programs. Selected bibliography, index, brief descriptive list of contributing authors
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Courts; Financial assistance to victims; Offender financial assistance; Restitution; Victim services
Note: Essays originally presented at the Second National Symposium on Restitution, St. Paul, MN, November 14-15, 1977
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