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Criminal Justice Vs Restorative Justice

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2.Restorative justice moves from a philosophy of vengeance and retribution to one of healing, reconciliation, and forgiveness. In contrast to the traditional criminal justice that focuses on the punishment of the offender. Restorative justice focuses on victims, offenders, and the community throughout the whole process of restoring justice. As a result, restorative justice can be applied to community-based sanction or to prisoner re-entry. In addition, within the traditional criminal justice system, the state acts on behalf of victims to punish an offender, making them feel angry, unsupported, socially isolated, and distrustful of a system that was designed to protect them. Meanwhile, restorative justice views criminal acts in a different manner,
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