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The criminal justice system is broken. Restorative justice can help fill the gap.

Posted on AllSides September 6th, 2023
From The Left
Criminal Justice, Restorative Justice
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What was happening in the courtroom that day in New York City was unusual. The judge was set to sentence a young man to prison for shooting a gun and killing a bystander. Court hearings for this type of crime are understandably charged: Typically, the relatives of the victim sit on one side of the gallery, as far away as possible from the family of the person who killed their loved one. Harsh words are often exchanged; sometimes, fights break out.

Besides that tension, there is almost no actual accountability....

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