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This paper describes how restorative justice could be used in the juvenile justice system. It then examines why juveniles have more contact with police than white juveniles, and why juveniles of color are treated more harshly by the juvenile justice system than white juveniles.
From the Paper:"Restorative justice aims to make the offenders aware of the harm their actions have caused and have them make amends to the victims and the community. (Godwin) While making restoration for their actions, the offenders build on their strengths and increase their competencies. Restorative justice gives victims a role in the justice process. It fits well into the juvenile justice system because it is an opportunity to make juvenile delinquents responsible for their actions rather than just locking them away as punishment. If they are made to see..."
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Restorative Justice (2008, December 01) Retrieved April 14, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/restorative-justice-121664/
"Restorative Justice" 01 December 2008. Web. 14 April. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/restorative-justice-121664/>