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Community participation in restorative justice: rituals, reintegration, and quasi-professionalization

Rossner, Meredith and Bruce, Jasmine (2016) Community participation in restorative justice: rituals, reintegration, and quasi-professionalization. Victims and Offenders, 11 (1). pp. 107-125. ISSN 1556-4886

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Identification Number: 10.1080/15564886.2015.1125980


Community has long been identified as the key third party in restorative justice processes. However, when it comes to both theorizing community in restorative justice and the actual practice of community participation, conceptual clarity is lacking. A careful reading of the sociological literature on restorative justice and community point to two main reasons why we want to encourage community participation: the creation of effective ritual and offender reintegration. In this paper, we present findings from an empirical study of conferencing. We explore varieties of community participation and discuss the benefits and tensions that arise when community participation becomes a formalised element of a mainstream restorative justice practice.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2016 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Departments > Law
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2016 09:55
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 03:52
Projects: DJAG 2011/21
Funders: New South Wales Department of Justice and Attorney General

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