What are the pros and cons of restorative justice?

Pros of restorative justice include focusing attention on victims rather than perpetrators, promoting problem-solving strategies and stimulating communication; disadvantages include failing to stop future crimes and not imposing harsh penalties.

Correspondingly, what are the advantages of restorative justice?

It provides both victims and offenders with more satisfaction that justice had been done than did traditional criminal justice, It reduces crime victims’ post-traumatic stress symptoms and the related costs, and. It reduces crime victims’ desire for violent revenge against their offenders.

what is the purpose of restorative justice? By repairing the harm to the relationships between offenders and victims, and offenders and the community that resulted from the crime, restorative justice seeks to understand and address the circumstances which contributed to the crime.

In this way, what are the cons of restorative justice?


  • not available to all offenders, only those who have admitted their crime but victims may reject the offer.
  • psychological harm may be brought to the victim especially if the criminal shows no empathy towards them which may result in a lowered self esteem.

What is an example of restorative justice?

Some of the programs typically identified with Restorative Justice include: Victim/Offender Mediation or Dialogue. Conferencing. Peace making circles. Victim assistance and involvement.

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