Essay on Restorative Justice : A Theory Of Justice

1345 Words Aug 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
Restorative Justice is defined as a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused by criminal behaviour. Restorative justice is commonly accomplished through cooperative processes that include all “stakeholders”. This can lead to transformation of people, relationship and communities. Ethics contributes to the choices and actions in which are made, it depends on the human habit of reflection that takes into account interests and values-as well as those of others in the process of deciding. This investigation is going to explore how religion can provide a basis for personal and ethical decision-making.
The main theme of the film ‘Dead Man Walking’ is restorative justice. Restorative justice represents a departure from the principles upon which the traditional criminal justice approach is based as it puts reparation of harm at the fore rather than punishment. In reference to research, there are positive impacts for both victims and offenders. Although the ability of restorative justice is to reduce reoffending is still contested, a focus on reoffending outcomes itself fails to capture the extent of other benefits, such as victim satisfaction, offender responsibility for actions and increased compliance with a range of orders among others. The film seeks to cultivate responses by engaging people in the exploration of ideas about the justice system, sympathy, forgiveness, and resolution. Restorative justice can be challenging to put into practice. For example,…

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