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Restorative Justice

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            Restorative justice programs have brighter chances of success in juvenile justice systems because both are similar. For example both aim at keeping offenders away from formal punishment. Juvenile systems do not punish offenders or at least minimize the punishment. Restorative systems operate on the premise that offenders should not be punished. They should instead be given a chance to have talks with the victim and explain themselves. This allows them to enter discussions and reach mutually acceptable solutions (Restorative Justice Online, 1996). It is this compatibility that makes restorative justice in juvenile systems highly successful. This is in sharp contrast to the regular justice system where offenders are punished for crime instead of being given a chance to reconcile with the victim. Any attempt to waive off punishment in the regular justice system can spark controversy.??? 

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