Restorative Justice as a New (Sustainable) Paradigm of Justice
Not only is restorative justice (RJ) an increasingly developing area within scholarly debate, it is also a field where legislation is making significant progress. It is in statutes that practical solutions need to be sought out and eventually enshrined in law in order to accommodate individuals’ demands for justice. Therefore, in a scenario where the economic impact of a traditional judicial matter may “skyrocket” to egregious levels, RJ may well represent a new and alternative model for the judicial system. Against this backdrop, this article, first and foremost, discusses and analyses the history and evolution of RJ. Thereafter, attention is turned towards the most recent applications of RJ, such as for the resolution of family conflict.
Keywords: restorative justice; legal costs; comparative analysis; United Kingdom; Scotland; Italy.
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