Crime, Punishment, and Restorative Justice

Crime, Punishment, and Restorative Justice

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The central contribution of theories of restorative justice is that the goal of criminal justice should be repairing the harm of the crime, argues London (criminal justice, Berkeley College), and central to this goal should be the restoration of trust at both the individual and societal levels. He applies this perspective to questions of criminal sentencing, arguing that conditions for regaining social trust should set the boundaries of sentencing severity and that within those boundaries conditions to regain personal trust in the individual offender should be explored. He further argues that a nexus of apology, restitution, and voluntary submission to deserved punishment is needed to provide a pathway for restoring trust by victims, while simultaneously providing a pathway back into the "moral community" for the offender. He applies this idea to analysis of a range of issues in criminal sentencing theory and practice. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : FirstForumPress/a Division of Lynne Reinner Publications, c2011
ISBN: 9781935049333
Characteristics: xiv, 378 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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