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Nurturing Pillars of SocietyUnderstanding and Working with the Young Generation in Hong Kong$
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Francis Wing-lin Lee

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789888028801

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888028801.001.0001

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Juvenile Justice Issues(4): Restorative Justice (RJ) for Young Offenders

Juvenile Justice Issues(4): Restorative Justice (RJ) for Young Offenders

(p.160) (p.161) 16 Juvenile Justice Issues(4): Restorative Justice (RJ) for Young Offenders
Nurturing Pillars of Society

Francis Wing-lin Lee

Hong Kong University Press

Since human rights have increasingly been highlighted over recent years, retributive measures for correction that involve punishing offenders for their wrong-doings are being de-emphasized. Although rehabilitative measures are also developed for providing more specific treatments, this approach has also experienced a decline in faith. As such, attention has been drawn to the restorative justice (RJ) model as the most appropriate alternative. The input of the offender, the victim, their corresponding families, the community, and other criminal justice system stakeholders are considered in this chapter in an ideal RJ method. In countries that have already adopted the RJ model, it has been observed that young offenders are more open to correction as they are more capable of change. While the crimes are found to be more circumstantial and impulsive, RJ appears to have more potential as an alternative.

Keywords:   human rights, restorative justice, offender, victim, families, community, criminal justice system, correction

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