Restorative Justice: Dangers of the Big Tent

CRIMINAL LAW CONVERSATIONS, Paul H. Robinson et al. eds., 2009

Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 09-28

3 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2009

Date Written: August 6, 2009

Abstract

This comment responds to Erik Luna's essay "In Support of Restorative Justice." Luna extolls the capacity of restorative justice practices to accommodate diverse theories of punishment, but such a "big tent" approach may undermine the ability of the restorative justice movement to bring meaningful reform to the American system of mass incarceration. This comment was published along with Luna's essay and additional responses in Criminal Law Conversations (Paul H. Robinson et al. eds., 2009).

Keywords: restorative justice, punishment, sentencing

JEL Classification: K14, K42

Suggested Citation

O'Hear, Michael M., Restorative Justice: Dangers of the Big Tent (August 6, 2009). CRIMINAL LAW CONVERSATIONS, Paul H. Robinson et al. eds., 2009, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 09-28, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1444961

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