Restorative justice

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The essay describes the roles of the the victim, the society, and the wrongdoer in ensuring that justice is served.

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Surname 1NameInstructors nameCourse no.DateThe Victim and the Community in Restorative JusticeRestorative justice involves the integration of a victim of crime back into the communityas a way of repairing the harm caused by an offender to the victim. This approach emphasizesmore on the victims wellbeing in the society through conflict resolution, as opposed topunishing the offender. The offender in this case acknowledges the harm they have causedvictim and seeks to make amends for their actions. Generally, restorative justice seeks topromote the welfare of the injured party, the community, and the wrongdoer and ensuring that nofuture offences are committed (Liebmann 2007, p.25).The most emphasized aspect of restorative justice is the well-being of the victim.Victims need to be restored to their former selves, have their specific needs catered for, and havetheir rights vindicated. One of the processes used in achieving this is dialogue between the victimand the offender. Liebmann (2007, p.26) states that most victims prefer having emotional closureas opposed to the punishment of the offender. Victims have numerous questions on why theoffender did what they di

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