Repairing the harm of youth crime

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2000-09
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Graycar, Adam
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While recognising that crime is wrong, restorative justice recognises that retribution can lead to the further alienation of the offender from society and therefore increase the likelihood of continued anti-social behaviour. Restorative justice focuses on the recognition of opportunities provided through this process to create a safer, more respectful and cooperative relationship between the participants and society. Restorative justice seeks to 'make things as right as possible' for all parties involved.
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Paper presented at workshop 7 at the conference "Youth justice 2000 - managing a new world in transit", Singapore, 13-15 September 2000, by Adam Graycar, Director, Australian Institute of Criminology. This speech is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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Crime prevention, Offenders, Juvenile crime, Restorative justice, Youth justice
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