International Journal of Applied Philosophy

Volume 15, Issue 1, Spring 2001

Charles K. B. Barton
Pages 25-46

Victim-Offender and Community Empowerment
A New Paradigm in Criminal Justice

With the growing prominence of restorative justice interventions, criminal justice is being reconceptualized in terms of a new paradigm of justice. The central concept of this new paradigm is victim-offender empowerment. The paper articulates the meaning and application of this idea in restorative justice philosophy and practice.