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Prison Debate: Conservative and Restorative Justice Views

Prison Debate: How would a conservative reply to a call for more restorative justice? How could a restorative justice advocate respond to a conservative call for more prisons? How are these positions influenced Byoe's definition of crime?

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1. How would a conservative reply to a call for more restorative justice?

Restorative justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused or revealed by criminal behavior (http://www.beyondintractability.org/essay/retributive_justice/). In contrast, the retributive justice is a matter of giving people their 'just desert'. The central idea is that the offender has gained unfair advantages through his or her behavior, and that punishment will set this imbalance straight. Central to retributive justice are the ...

Solution Summary

In reference to the prison debate, this solution looks at both sides of the argument comparing a conservative and restorative justice response to a call for more prisons. Supplemented with two highly informative articles on two types of punishment: retribution and restorative.

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