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Accession Number PB2013-104284
Title Public Wants to be Involved: A Roundtable Conservation about Community and Restorative Justice.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 23p
Personal Author R. V. Wolf
Abstract In the United States, communities have always played a role in the production of justice. However, the size and nature of that role has changed dramatically over time. In pre-colonial Native American society, the responsibility for resolving disputes or addressing offenses often fell on the disputants themselves: the victim and offender, along with their families and extended communities, determined guilt and the appropriate response. In a related vein, early European settlers in the United States depended on ordinary citizens for important safety and justice functions, including participating in volunteer police patrols and on juries.
Keywords Community corrections
Correctional institutions
Criminal justice
Law enforcement
Public safety
Restorative justice

Source Agency Office of Justice Programs.
NTIS Subject Category 43 - Problem Solving Information for State & Local Governments
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
Corporate Author Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1312
Contract Number DC-BK-K0710-2010

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