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Lorenn Walker

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Chapter 5: Restorative Justice for Victims without Offender Participation

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Restorative Justice for Victims without Offender Participation
Restorative justice for victims without offender participation
LorennWalker

RJ is commonly thought of only applying to cases where there is an identified offender, yet 70% of all crime in the United States goes without any arrests made. This Hawai'i study shows the benefits of applying RJ for victims where there is no meeting or involvement of the offender. This chapter is reprinted from Walker, L. (2004, February 10). Restorative practices. E Forum, which is available at http://www.iirp.org/library/lwalker04.html.

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