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Conduct research using the library, news reports, Internet, and videos to find information on restorative justice, inmate forgiveness, and the right to privacy. A member of your family was brutally murdered. The inmate is currently on death row, awaiting execution. A member of a victims' rights group contacts your family to discuss the possibility of meeting with your family and the convicted murderer. The inmate wants to seek forgiveness before he is executed. The members of your family are outraged that this group dared to even contact your family. Members of your family express their concern regarding the invasion of their privacy. No matter what the inmate will say, it will not bring the family member back, and your family is not concerned with the inmate's feelings or his desire to make amends for the crime he committed. Most your family members are opposed to meeting the convicted murderer, but you have some unanswered questions, and this would help you deal with the death of your

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CRJS420-IP5NameClassDateProfessorCRJS420-IP5 When a family experiences the loss of a loved one due to a brutal crime, such as a murder, they experience great pain and want to seek justice. The family, community, and the courts wish to seek retribution and to see the criminal offender pays for the crimes they have committed. In this case the family is suffering from the brutal murder of a loved one that has resulted in the criminal offender being sentenced to death. When an offender commits a capital crime and is found guilty of the crime the punishment will be a life sentence or the death penalty. In order for this criminal offender to be sentenced to the death penalty the murder must have included special circumstances. While the goal of many communities and families of murder victims is retribution in some cases a family member will need to engage in what is known as a restorative justice process. Family members of a murder victim are often isolated from every aspect of the case and usually only hear the evidence as it is laid out in a court of law. While the victim experience and the need for them to be empowered and affirmed throughout the legal process should be taken into consideration it is usually no the concern of the criminal justice process. Some family members feel the need to confront the offender and have the opportunity to ask the questions they need answered. On the other hand if a family that has been devastated by t

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