Current Debates Over Restorative Justice: Concept, Definition and Practice
Prison Service Journal, Issue 2016 228: 4-8
5 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2018 Last revised: 2 Dec 2019
Date Written: 2016
Since its emergence, restorative justice (RJ) has attracted scholars, practitioners and policy-makers from around the world. At the same time, however, such popularity has also generated confusion and a lack of consensus on what is RJ. Different people have proposed different notions of what qualifies as RJ. This article aims to contribute to such an ongoing debate by providing an overall picture of RJ. In this commentary, consideration is given to three aspects of RJ: concept, definition and practice.
Keywords: restorative justice, concept, definition, practice
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