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Title: Restitution in Juvenile Justice - Issues in the Evolution and Application of the Concept
Author(s): T L Armstrong
Corporate Author: University of Chicago
National Ctr for Assessment of Alternatives to Juvenile Justice Processing
United States of Amer
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 104
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637
US Securities and Exchange Cmssn
Washington, DC 20549-2736
Grant Number: 79-JN-AX-0018
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The report provides a survey and an analysis of those aspects of restitution critical for assessing its usefulness in formally sanctioning juveniles' violative behavior. It covers historical issues, cross-cultural issues, philosophical and legal issues, and management issues in restitutive justice.
Abstract: Restitution is an ancient means for intervening with violative behavior. Its origins reside in the attempts of early societies to resolve disruptive situations by restoring equity to crime victims. The revival of interest in restitution has largely grown out of a concern for the rehabilitation of offenders as well as from the desire to provide reciprocity to victims, the only purpose of restitution historically. The Federal Government has supported current programming efforts in the area of juvenile restitution. A number of organizational, fiscal, and legal concerns must be addressed in order to successfully design and operate a restitution program. Admission criteria, victim/offender relations, development of the restitution plan, and case management are of concern. Problems these programs face are outlined, and recommendations about their planning, implementation, and operation are suggested. Chapter notes, descriptions of juvenile restitution programs, a list of programs involved in the national juvenile restitution initiative, sample program forms, program criteria, and about 150 references are appended.
Index Term(s): Juvenile restitution; Program financing; Program implementation; Program planning; Victim compensation; Victim-offender relationships
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