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Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics

Volume 27, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2007

Christopher D. Marshall
Pages 3-30

Offending, Restoration, and the Law-Abiding Community
Restorative Justice in the New Testament and in the New Zealand Experience

DURING THE PAST THIRTY YEARS, A GROWING CONVERSATION ABOUT THE "restorative" dimensions of justice in contrast to its "retributive" dimensions in addressing crime, wrongdoing, and cultural conflict has emerged around the world. In New Zealand, an initiative known as Family Group Conferencing has virtually replaced the conventional juvenile justice that preceded it. This initiative has inspired many people around the world to adapt that restorative approach in many different settings.

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