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Social Control as Amplifying Deviance: An Alternative

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University of Toronto St. George
Nathan Innocente

Social Control as Amplifying Deviance An AlternativeINTRODUCTION A different way of thinking about obtaining justicerather than the zerosum game of the criminal justice systemRestorative justice process whereby all the parties involved w a stake in a particular offence come together to deal collectively w the aftermath of the offence and its implications for the futuredefinition by John BraitwaiteIncludes victims offender and affected communities fam members of victimoffenderBraitwaite argues that all cultures of restorative justice traditions and that it is flourishing w 300 programs in North America and over 500 in Europe and AustraliaNew ZealandPrinciples of Restorative Justice1 crime is more than just a violation of the law 2 as well as disrupting the victim crime also disrupts the offender and the community 3 the primary goals of restorative justice is to restore the victim and the community rebuild relationships 4 everybody involved in restorative justice should be participating in coming to an agreement govt should surrender its monopoly on crime 5 disposition of a case ie what happens in a case should be based primarily on the victim and communitys needs not primarilysolely on the
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