Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper examining the relationship between restorative justice programs and crime reduction. In your opinion, is it better to assist the justice-involved reintegrate into society towards becoming productive members or stigmatize them as “criminals” who cannot be changed or be rehabilitated? In your paper, be sure to address the following:
- A brief summary of the restorative justice approach to include the relationship between the labeling theory and reintergrative shaming
- An overview of the restoration process and the desired outcomes of this strategy.
- Compare and contrast ways restorative justice is used in the criminal justice system, schools and in the community.
- An explanation for why restorative justice programs should be used or not with specific examples which support your findings.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.