the criminology and criminal justice network
So, this is revision for an exam... I understand alot of it being inducing shame/remorse and expressing that to the victim, which allows for greater social and emotional healing than other, more punitive methods of justice. But is that it? I know the example of the community conferences and referral orders which all use re-integrative shaming.
It just seems a little too clear cut and simple to be true.
I guess it depends on which perspective you take - the victim's or the offender's.
I guess you need to consider:
Do long custodial sentences really reduce re-offending?
How can we measure the effectiveness of re-integrative shaming, with regards to how it has helped the victim? Can we really assess social and emotional healing?
I'm sure there are loads more key questions to consider..