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Child Victims and Restorative Justice: A Needs-Rights Model

Tali Gal

Abstract

Children are at increased risk of becoming a victim of crime. Too frequently, children become victims of theft, burglary, violence, sexual assault, abuse, bullying and domestic violence. Yet current criminal justice systems are not designed to assist them in their struggle to overcome their victimization. Restorative justice, an alternative approach to justice which brings victims and offenders together to find their own ways to restore the harm, has a lot to offer for young victims. But there are many risks in a face-to-face encounter between a child victim and an older offender. This book es ... More

Keywords: child victims, restorative justice, children's rights, children's needs, childhood victimization, child abuse, Family Group Conferences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199744718
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744718.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tali Gal, author
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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