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    Restorative Justice Victim Involvement Importance

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    Why is victim involvement important?
    Cite at least one example where it would be appropriate for a victim to be involved in a criminal trial and conviction process.
    Cite at least one possible negative consequence of allowing victims too much involvement in the criminal justice process.
    What are your own personal feelings regarding restorative justice theory? Do you believe the criminal justice system should foster a dialogue between offender and victim?
    What do you feel is the rationale behind the restorative justice theory and how it can resolve issues for victims?

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    Why is victim involvement important?

    The victim's involvement is necessary because the victim is the person who should be at the forefront of any prosecution, sense of justice, or resolution as the victim is the person who has been harmed. Therefore, they must be an integral part of the process and not treated as a simple bystander by the criminal justice system as the system exists to provide justice for the victims of crime, which is impossible if the victim is not involved in the process as they will not feel that justice has been served.

    Cite at least one example where it would be appropriate for a victim to be involved in a criminal trial and conviction process.

    I'll give a recent example. A police officer was involved in an unjustified killing that involved an unarmed man who pleaded and begged for his life before being mercilessly shot by the police officer. The officer was initially charged with second degree murder by the ...

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    Restorative justice is examined. Why the victims involvement is important is determined.

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