Define restorative justice in your own words. Briefly explain the cons and pros of restorative justice? Briefly explain helping professionals role in a specific form of restorative justice programming.

Define restorative justice in your own words

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Week 7-Guiding & Assisting in Restorative Justice

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After reading  the select pages of the article this week, please do the following:

Firstly, define restorative justice in your own words.

Secondly, briefly explain the cons and pros of restorative justice?

Thirdly, briefly explain helping professionals role in a specific form of restorative justice programming.  Preferably choose a programming option that your are favorable of such as victim-offender mediation, peace-making circles, etc.

Be sure to cite from the article this week and give examples to support your ideas.

More details;

Restorative justice is a way of responding to criminal behaviour which emphasises repairing the harm caused by the crime and ‘restoring’ harmony as much as possible between offender, victim/survivor and society.
What is the meaning of restorative justice?

Restorative justice views crime as more than breaking the law – it also causes harm to people, relationships, and the community. … A more formal definition is this: Restorative Justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused by criminal behavior.

What is Restorative Justice examples?

Some of the programs typically identified with Restorative Justice include: Victim/Offender Mediation or Dialogue. Conferencing. Peace making circles.

What is restorative justice and how does it work?

1. What is restorative justice? Restorative justice gives victims the chance to meet or communicate with their offender to explain the real impact of the crime – it empowers victims by giving them a voice. It also holds offenders to account for what they have done and helps them to take responsibility and make amends.

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