Restorative Justice And Offender Punishment

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Restorative Justice and Offender Punishment An offender punishment used in the criminal justice system that incorporates restorative justice is restitution; at sentencing the judge orders the offender to reimburse the victim for lost income and/or wages and any out-of-pocket losses related to the crime which may include child care, transportation, lost property, medical expenses, medication costs, therapy/counseling costs and even crime scene clean up (the National Center for Victims of Crime, 2004). A way that restitution incorporates restorative justice principles, concepts, and values is by implementing the harms and needs principle which is where rather than the state taking the place of the victim in court and the punishment

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