Issue 4 (18) 2012

Nestor THE CONCEPT, PRINCIPLES AND FORMS OF RESORATIVE JUSTICE

THE CONCEPT, PRINCIPLES AND FORMS OF RESORATIVE JUSTICE

N.V. Nestor

National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine
81B, Melnykova st., Kiev, Ukraine, 04050
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In the center of attention of granted the article a restorative justice – а new approach to justice that focuses on the needs of the victims and the offenders, as well as the involved community, instead of satisfying abstract legal principles or punishing the offender.

The author emphasizes, that restorative justice involves both victim and offender and focuses on their personal needs. In addition, it provides help for the offender in order to avoid future offences. It is based on a theory of justice that considers crime and wrongdoing to be an offence against an individual or community, rather than the state

The author proves that there are three key ideas that support restorative justice. First is the understanding that the victim and the surrounding community have both been affected by the action of the offender and, in addition, restoration is necessary. Second, the offender's obligation is to make amends with both the victim and the involved community. Third, and the most important process of restorative justice, is the concept of 'healing' or the collaborative unburdening of pain for the victim, offender, and community.

Also the author suggests to understand that there is a system of values and beliefs At the heart of restorative justice.


Keywords: restorative justice; criminal conflict; victim; offender

 

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