Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice Model and have completed your viewing of the video, Restoring Justice, I would like each group of students to engage in a discussion session

through which you evaluate the pros and cons of this proposed model. In your discussion session, you might consider reflecting upon the following questions:

What are the advantages and strengths of the Restorative Justice Model?
Does the model better address the principal goals of helping crime victims?
How is this accomplished?
How does the model contribute to the rehabilitation of offenders?
How does the model help in reconciling offenders and their victims?
Does the model better provide punishment and deterrence of offenders?
Is the community better served?
Do you think the model works with all kinds of offenders, including violent and repetitive offenders, or is the model better suited for only specific types of

What type of offenders would be best served by this model?

one source must be crime victims: An intro to victimology by andrew karmen