Is Restorative Justice for Sexual Crime Compatible with Various Criminal Justice Systems?

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Title: Is Restorative Justice for Sexual Crime Compatible with Various Criminal Justice Systems?
Authors: Joyce-Wojtas, Niamh
Keenan, Marie
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7655
Date: Jan-2016
Abstract: There is a need for restorative justice as another method of addressing sexual crime. An analysis of the limits of the criminal justice system and the need for restorative justice in the contentious area of sexual crime will be followed by a detailed examination of key justice considerations when trying to marry both criminal justice and restorative justice perspectives. Such considerations include: the meaning of justice; legislation; sentencing principles; due process; victims' rights; and the location of restorative justice within/alongside/outside the criminal justice system. The aim here is to determine whether it is possible to reconcile two methods of justice delivery in the context of sexual crime in order to create a hybrid system of justice that protects and responds to the rights and needs of victims and offenders.
Funding Details: European Commission
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Copyright (published version): 2016 Taylor and Francis
Keywords: Restorative justice;Sexual crime;Criminal justice;Victim survivors;Sexual offenders;Hybrid system of justice
DOI: 10.1080/10282580.2015.1101689
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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