- Showing 2 posts filed under: Correspondent:Lynette Parker [–] published between Oct 01, 2010 and Oct 31, 2010 [Show all]
Restorative Justice: Rooted in Respect
Reviewed by Lynette Parker
In Restorative Justice: Rooted in Respect, restorative justice practitioners and writers discuss the values and applications of the concepts. The 26-minute video starts with the following definition of restorative justice.
“Restorative justice provides a framework and approach to ensure all people are treated with dignity and respect as we seek to live in community with one another.
“The approaches empower us to be responsible for our actions and provide ways of holding one another accountable as we live and work together.”
Prisons, rehabilitation and justice
by Lynette Parker
Recently, I read an article about the struggles faced by the state of Florida after the US Supreme Court banned sentences of life without parole for juveniles who do not kill anyone. In the discussion over the need to revisit cases and re-sentence the offenders, one retired judge was quoted:
“There are no resources in prisons for rehabilitation,'' the former judge said. ``You give him 30 years, and he'll get out when he's 45, what's he going to do? Re-offend. Some people, regardless of their age, need to be put away forever.”