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Area of Law: Restorative justice / Therapeutic jurisprudence

Restorative justice is a theory of justice that emphasises repairing the harm caused by criminal behaviour (Restorative Justice Online)

Therapeutic jurisprudence is a branch of jurisprudence that focuses on questions of well-being in relation to those who come into contact with the law and the justice system. (Encyclopaedic Australian Legal Dictionary)

View a slideshow discussing the definition of restorative justice (Restorative Justice Online).

View this clip from the Ministry of Justice UK, Giving Victims a Voice (YouTube)

Look at Restorative Justice is The Law, a 48 minute film exploring the common ground between restorative justice, human rights and the law by Heartspeak & Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives


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