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NCJ Number: NCJ 176348     Find in a Library
Title: Multicultural Implications of Restorative Justice: Potential Pitfalls and Dangers
Corporate Author: University of Minnesota
Ctr for Restorative Justice & Mediation
School of Social Work
United States of America
Project Director: Mark S. Umbreit Ph.D. ; Robert B. Coates Ph.D.
Date Published: 04/2000
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 96-VF-GX-K006
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Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report aims to inform practitioners about multicultural concerns associated with the implementation of restorative justice approaches.
Abstract: In emphasizing concerns, practitioners of restorative justice should keep in mind when working with people from different cultures, the report indicates efforts to address these concerns are faced with pitfalls and challenges. People from different cultures have different ways of speaking and behaving. In addition, a person's cultural milieu determines his or her world view, perception of justice, and communication style. A brief overview of restorative justice is presented, following by an examination of programs that attempt to apply restorative justice principles. The report then considers program models that apply restorative justice principles and notes pitfalls and challenges of restorative justice approaches in cross-cultural contexts. Ways to increase positive interactions when working with persons from different cultural backgrounds are presented. Appendixes contain supplemental information on community reparation and diversity. 12 references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Victim-offender relationships ; Alternative dispute settlement ; Ethnic groups ; Cultural influences ; Victim-offender reconciliation
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