Comment on using criminal punishment to serve both victim and social needs

Author(s)Haley, John O
Title Comment on using criminal punishment to serve both victim and social needs
Source Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol72, Spring 2009, p219-225.
Date 2009
Document type Journal article
Summary This article expands and gives further support to the arguments put forward by Erin Ann O'Hara and Maria Mayo Robbins. The author suggests that restorative justice should not be narrowly restricted in research to victim-offender mediation but include such programs as drug courts, violence-treatment programs, children-at-risk programs and others that meet the established criteria of restorative justice programs. The article examines the role of apology and suggests that it is a good starting point in restorative justice. The Japanese treatment of offenders is examined and in particular the role of remorse and offenders' attitudes and victims' responses, in the decision making of the prosecutors.
Keywords Restorative justice; apology
Topic Restorative justice