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NCJ Number: 157007 Find in a Library
Title: Restorative Justice for Juveniles: Just a Technique or a Fully Fledged Alternative?
Journal: Howard Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:34  Issue:3  Dated:(August 1995)  Pages:228-249
Author(s): L Walgrave
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 22
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article concerns the search for a specialized juvenile justice system that combines educative aims with penal justice principles.
Abstract: The author contends that a way must be found to combine educative aims and penal justice when dealing with juvenile crime. Experiments with restorative justice are an extremely promising avenue for further exploration. This approach is far more than a simple alternative technique, but goes to the roots of the social and ethical governance of the societies of most industrialized countries. The article presents information regarding: (1) The Retributive Emotion and the Instrumentalist Illusion of Penal Law; (2) mediation and community service to supplement and possibly to unburden existing penal and protective approaches; (3) The Restorative Model; (4) The Search for Principles of Restorative Justice; (5) Restorative Justice and Democracy: In Search of a Legal Framework; (6) Empirical Evidence: Issues of Instrumentalism; and (7) The Challenge: Extending the Limits of Restorative Justice. Table, notes, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Corrections; Foreign criminal codes; Juvenile codes; Juvenile correctional education; Juvenile Corrections/Detention Decisionmaking; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile justice reform; Juvenile offenders
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