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Category Archive: Diversion

Restorative justice – the arguments

Reconciliation vs. retribution Globally, conventional criminal justice systems, based on punishing people for their crimes through incarceration and instilling fear of imprisonment as a deterrent, seem to have limited success. Prisons are overcrowded and rehabilitation is largely failing. Instead, restorative justice methodology, with its focus on resolving crimes by holding offenders accountable for their actions, is […]

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Diversion – better than gaol?

  No one would deny that crime is a serious problem in South Africa, particularly violent crime. Sadly, a life outside the law often takes hold at a young age. Young people from challenging home situations may join a gang, or wind up hanging out with another unsuitable group of friends, often older, because it […]

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