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Huculak, B. (1997) “From the power to punish to the power to heal - restorative justice - the last hope”

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The ICCA Journal, 3, August, 34-35.

A judge in the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan, Huculak remarks that Canada and the United States use imprisonment as a sanction for crime more than other Western nations. This article provides information on a restorative alternative to imprisonment. In the early 1990s sentencing circles began in parts of Canada to deal with aboriginal offenders in a community setting oriented toward healing and restoration. From his own judicial experience, Huculak describes key principles and processes of sentencing circles.

Source: Vanspauwen, K., Robert, L., Aertsen, I., Parmentier, S. (2003), Restorative Justice and Restorative Detention. A selected and annotated bibliography. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Onderzoeksgroep Penologie en Victimologie.

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