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In the Shadow of DeathRestorative Justice and Death Row Families$
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Elizabeth Beck, Sarah Britto, and Arlene Andrews

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195179415

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179415.001.0001

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Systems Failure

Systems Failure

Chapter:
(p.197) 11 Systems Failure
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In the Shadow of Death
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Elizabeth Beck

Sarah Britto

Arlene Andrews

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179415.003.0011

This chapter explores the role of the community in restorative justice. It provides multiple examples of ways in which community-based organizations and systems have failed offenders and their family members. Specifically explored are: child protective and interpersonal violence services; mental health and drug and alcohol treatment; schools; juvenile justice; and faith communities. Toward remediating the harm caused by a broken system, or to stem systems that continue to fail, the chapter offers several examples of community-based restorative responses. The goal of these responses is to support the development of caring communities that are proactive in preventing crime by addressing systems failure and inequality.

Keywords:   structural inequality, child protective services, restorative justice, prison, community-based organizations

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