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Deming, R.R. (1981) "Correctional restitution. A strategy for correctional conflict management"

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in B. Galaway and J. Hudson (eds.) Perspectives on Crime Victims, Toronto, The C.V. Mosby Company, 285-291.

As a divergent approach in contemporary corrections, a concept is proposed in this article, which is founded on historical jurisprudence and contemporary research in behavioural science and criminal justice. The concept of correctional restitution, the author says, has a stronger basis realistically, historically, logically, and empirically than do much of contemporary corrections. Claims are not made for its success in reducing crime. However, it is a viable and valuable alternative concept that fits well in the contemporary processes of criminal jurisprudence.

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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