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Punitive Restoration: Rehabilitating Restorative Justice

Brooks, Thom



Restorative justice is an increasingly popular approach to punishment for academics and policymakers as an effective and cost-efficient alternative to traditional sentencing. This essay argues that restorative justice is too constrained by its limited applicability to both offender types and offence categories as well as its being perceived by the public as overly lenient. It is argued that these problems can be overcome by incorporating a more punitive range of outcome possibilities that I call punitive restoration. This can broaden the applicability of restorative justice without sacrificing public confidence to better embed restorative justice within the criminal justice system.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 21, 2015
Publication Date Aug 1, 2015
Deposit Date Jul 22, 2015
Journal Raisons politiques : études de pensée politique.
Print ISSN 1291-1941
Electronic ISSN 1950-6708
Publisher Presses de Sciences Po
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 59
Issue 3
Pages 73-89
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