Restorative Justice Paper

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Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper to the community explaining the restorative justice process. Include the following in your paper:

  • Explain the process of restorative justice and why it is used in the criminal justice system.
  • Explain how the damage of a crime can go beyond the immediate victim.
  • Describe how the restorative justice process differs from contemporary criminal justice processes.
  • Reflect on how the restorative justice process can benefit the offender, the victim and the community.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Paragraph one should be your introduction. Provide background for the reader. Then, tell the reader what four topics you will address in the body of the paper.

Paragraph two should explain the restorative justice process.

Paragraph three should identify how the crime had effects that went beyond harm to the immediate victim.

Paragraph four should describe how the restorative justice process differs from contemporary criminal justice processes.

Paragraph five should reflect on how the restorative justice process benefited the victim, the offender, and the community.

Paragraph six should be your conclusion. Restate all major points from the body. Do not bring up new material.

Remember: do not use contractions or first person (I, we) or second person (you). Don't forget headings before body paragraphs.

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School: Duke University



Restorative Justice Theory
Institutional Affiliation




Punishment of criminal offenses has been the norm for many years with an offender
being incarcerated for a number of years depending on the magnitude of their crime. This is
often deliberated by courts where judges or juries decide on the punishment and the number of
years to be served. However, this form of punishment is a form of retribution and has been
criticized by some for its failure to make communities and societies any safer. Critics of the
criminal justice system as it currently stands, criticize its failure in crime reduction by focusing
on increased sentences of criminal offenders. Critics believe that it has only led to increased
prison inmate numbers. Long sentences have also been seen to lead to offenders committing
crimes when released back to their communities. Thus punishment is seen as lacking the
intended outcome of deterring individuals willing to commit a crime, some of whom may believe
they can get away with the crime or others who have disordered thinking which makes them
unable to comprehend the consequences of their behavior (Day, 2015). The solution that most
critics offer is one of restorative justice.



Restorative Justice
Restorative justice is a rehabilitation model of dealing with crime and its end goal is to
ensure that the victims, offenders, and affected society or co...

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