December 6, 2010 § Leave a comment
Restorative Justice contains some of the ideas NPJP embraces. RJ is also something that is ripe to be introduced after punitive justice has been employed – since punitive justice is not going anywhere anytime soon. A brief breakdown of RJ to be discussed later.
Punitive Justice asks the questions:
1) Who did it?
2) What laws were broken?
3) What punishment should be given?
Restorative justice, on the other hand, asks:
1) Who was affected?
2) What needs to be done to make things right?
3) What do we need to set up so that this doesn’t happen again?