What is restorative justice, and what does it involve? How does a pure restorative justice model work? Discuss the restorative sentencing model devised by Vermont. Why are restorative justice concepts considered to be "a new paradigm for sentencing and corrections that will be expanded in the future" (Seitz, 2011)?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 4, 2022, 12:24 pm ad1c9bdddf
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Restorative justice is a model of criminal justice that seeks to hold offenders accountable while also restoring the victim to their previous state before the crime through innovative measures that allow the victim to participate in the justice process. It involves identifying the harm committed and determining what should be done to address the harm. This model of justice fosters increased communication between victim and offender allowing for innovative problem solving that promotes revolutionary ways to deal with conflict. The objective is to strengthen the sense of community.
Pure restorative justice would entail a model wherein offenders are required to complete intensive substance-abuse programs or closely supervised furlough in the community - made available to Vermont judges.
Vermont's ground-breaking Reparative Probation system has sentencing alternatives that necessitate conditions under which criminals must meet with community volunteers and victims when the victim wishes to participate to have their sentences crafted predicated upon many variables instead of being issued by a judge.
The restorative practices are considered the new paradigm in criminal justice is because they seek to repair injuries and pain to victims by encouraging and supporting the victims who possess a stake in a particular offense to participate in the resolution of the criminal justice process.
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