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Punitive Restoration

Brooks, Thom (2023) 'Punitive Restoration.', in Palgrave Handbook on the Philosophy of Punishment. .


Restorative justice is highly promising as an effective approach to better support victims, reduce reoffending, and lower costs. The challenge it faces is a dual hurdle of limited applicability and lack of public confidence. The issue is how we might better embed restorative justice in the criminal justice system so its promising effectiveness could be shared more widely while increasing public confidence. This chapter explores the new approach of punitive restoration, which gives more tools for restoration including a wider punitive element. Its goal is to win support for greater use of restorative practices and a less punitive criminal justice system overall.

Item Type:Book chapter
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Date deposited:06 April 2022
Date of first online publication:01 January 2023
Date first made open access:No date available

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