Innovative Justice Processes: Restorative Justice, Indigenous Justice, and Therapuetic Jurisprudence


The directions that responses to crime are moving are discussed: the first being innovative, promising to change established forms of criminal justice; the second being repetitive, to intensify established forms of criminal justice, and to act more efficiently, and usually more punitively. The three innovation and inclusion-orientated approaches to justice: restorative justice, contemporary forms of Indigenous justice and therapeutic jurisprudence are reviewed. The development, history and characteristics of these movements are discussed, concluding that while these movements have the ability to provide effective alternatives to mainstream justice, it will take some time to determine is their perspectives about justice are correct, which will depend on these approaches satisfy political scrutiny.

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