Making Amends by Gwynn Davis
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Making Amends
By Gwynn Davis

Making Amends

Mediation and Reparation in Criminal Justice

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Making Amends by Gwynn Davis

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Reparation, or making amends, is an ancient theme in criminal justice. It was revived in both Europe and North America in the 1980s as a practical alternative both to retributivism, and to the various utilitarian projects traditionally associated with retributive justice.Making Amends examines the practice of these schemes in the UK, USA, and Germany, and shows how criminal justice institutions were unresponsive to these attempts to cast justice in a new form. Yet the experiments reflected an abiding dissatisfaction with criminal courts and with the manner in which justice is conceived and expressed within the criminal framework. The authors' conclusions therefore have implications for the workings of the criminal justice system as a whole.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415067089
ISBN-10: 0415067081
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 24mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Jun-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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