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Showing 1 posts filed under: Policy [–], Correspondent:Kim Workman [–], Region: Pacific [–] published between May 01, 2009 and May 31, 2009 [Show all]

Kim Workman: My first experience with restorative justice

I have often wondered what restorative justice practitioners would have thought of the process. While much of what happened was culturally appropriate, it may well have been unacceptable in a western setting. The victim, as far as I could determine, did not seem to be traumatised by sharing her story and innermost feelings with the community - nor was she subsequently stigmatised by the villagers as a victim of incest. The penalty was quite severe, and yet at the end of the process, there was provision for reconciliation and full community restoration.

May 04, 2009 , , , , , ,

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