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  • Restorative Justice Community
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    A Guaranteed Effective Justice System One evening in April of 1998 in Fort Collins, Colorado, Jorel Davis, a 15 year old, had gone bowling with a group of friends and stopped at a local ice cream parlor. While enjoying their ice cream in front of the store, gun shots were fired from a car that was driving by. Jorel's injuries to her face resulted in permanent blindness in one of her eyes from the paintball that hit her (The Paintball Case). The 15 year old boy, Justin Barton, who fired the gun, ...
  • Community Justice System
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    Crime is defined as an act or omission that the law makes punishable. There are different ways in dealing with crime. One, our current system, is the criminal justice approach. Also known as retributive justice, this system is more offender directed than anything else. The other system, which many people think is better, is the community justice, or restorative approach. The restorative approach is much more victim oriented. There is a debate over which system should be used to deal with crime. ...
  • Robert Elias Feelings On Victim's Rights
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    Robert Elias' book, 'Victims Still'; , presents a very controversial stance that the victims' movement is, perhaps, not at all. Elias suggests that all the programs, laws, and institutions that have been created in the 1980's and 1990's have done absolutely nothing to help the victim. Elias also offers explanations as to how the victims' movement doesn't help victims, what the real causes of crime are, and how crime should be controlled. The victims' movement that sprung up during the 1980's and...
  • Sex Offender Registration And Notification Laws
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    Our Best Defense In May of 1997, President Bill Clinton signed the Jacob Wetteriing Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act. This law arose from New Jersey's Megan's Law that came about after seven-year-old Megan Kanka was raped and murdered by a twice-convicted sex offender who was living in her neighborhood. This federal law mandates that released sex offenders must register as such with local law enforcement. The state will be responsible for maintaining a data ...
  • Restorative Justice
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    RESTORATIVE JUSTICE By Connie Williams Presented at the National Institution of Corrections Teleconference on Restorative Justice, December 12, 1996, were the "Basic Values of Restorative Justice". They are as follows: (1). Crime is an offense against human relationships. (2). Victims and the community are central to the justice process. (3). The first priority of the justice system is to assist victims. (4). The second priority is to restore the community, to the degree possible. (5). The offen...
  • Victim Empathy Classes For Offenders And Community
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    The American justice system has viewed criminal behavior as a crime against "the state", leaving crime victims with no input into the legal process of the administration of justice in today's courts. Restorative justice today recognizes the act of crime as being directed against individual people. Restorative justice is based on resolving conflict and making everything connected to the crime "whole again", thus healing the effects, restoring back to original condition, and making amends to all a...

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