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ERIC Number: EJ837396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8712
Restorative Mediation: The Application of Restorative Justice Practice and Philosophy to Clergy Sexual Abuse Cases
Noll, Douglas E.; Harvey, Linda
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v17 n3-4 p377-396 Oct 2008
This article will present the restorative justice model and examine how the restorative justice philosophy and process can be applied to clergy-perpetrated sexual abuse and religious sexual misconduct to resolve legal claims and allow the process of healing to begin. Restorative justice is a holistic approach to criminal, civil, and church law violations, allowing all aspects of an offense to be addressed in one process. Unlike retributive justice prevalent in the traditional legal system, restorative justice seeks to make things right while focusing on healing for the victim-survivor and offender and accountability by the church representatives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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