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This passionate, impeccably researched essay advocates a radical alternative to the punishment reflex of the criminal justice system -- a "needs-based" model of restorative justice. Instead of defining justice in relation to peoples' "rights" or "deserts," the needs-based model strives to respond to the NEEDS of all participants. Beyond the legal system, the authors would ...more
Paperback, 243 pages
Published July 15th 2005 by Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc (first published August 1st 2001)
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Recommends it for: people interested in alternatives to punitive "justice" systems
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This book breaks down the components of restorative justice, argues for transformative justice (which would require us reorganizing the way we interact with each other and institutions economically and well as socially) and presents good examples of how the state has coopted certain aspects of restorative justice in ways that are ineffective.

This book has been really beneficial in shaping my thinking about using restorative justice models in holding people who have sexually assaulted or battere
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Dennis B. Sullivan, Esq., LLM, CPA has over 25 years of service to individuals, families and businesses. He is a member of the AARP Legal Services Network, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, WealthCounsel, Elder Counsel, and the Massachusetts Society of CPA's. He earned a Masters in Business Administration from MIT's Sloan School of Business, a Master of Laws in Taxation from Boston Universi ...more
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