The Implementation of Restorative Justice in the Juvenile Justice System and the Impact of Community Justice Boards in Pima County

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Title:
The Implementation of Restorative Justice in the Juvenile Justice System and the Impact of Community Justice Boards in Pima County
Author:
Ruesch, Gabrielle
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The criminal justice system is filled with theories regarding the treatment of convicted offenders, one such theory is the restorative justice approach. This approach stands apart by aspiring to educate offenders while repairing community bonds. If this approach has the intended impact when implemented in the juvenile justice system, it presents an alternative to the traditional system by reducing the number of repeat offenders and preventing new offenders from arising because of the increased community involvement. In order to assess the effects and implications of restorative justice, the Community Justice Boards program of Pima County was looked to as an example of the application of background and theories pertaining to restorative justice in the juvenile justice system. Moreover, the potential benefits, short comings, and cost effectiveness of the implementation of restorative justice programs were examined. The findings that arose from the research conducted on the topic of restorative justice include that they have the possibility of being cost effective. Further, this form of policy has positive impacts on community involvement as has been the case with the Pima County system, but could benefit through the expansion of offenses addressed and a firm level of monitoring to ensure these programs do not stray from their goals.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Public Administration and Policy
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Vance, Neil

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe Implementation of Restorative Justice in the Juvenile Justice System and the Impact of Community Justice Boards in Pima Countyen_US
dc.creatorRuesch, Gabrielleen_US
dc.contributor.authorRuesch, Gabrielleen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe criminal justice system is filled with theories regarding the treatment of convicted offenders, one such theory is the restorative justice approach. This approach stands apart by aspiring to educate offenders while repairing community bonds. If this approach has the intended impact when implemented in the juvenile justice system, it presents an alternative to the traditional system by reducing the number of repeat offenders and preventing new offenders from arising because of the increased community involvement. In order to assess the effects and implications of restorative justice, the Community Justice Boards program of Pima County was looked to as an example of the application of background and theories pertaining to restorative justice in the juvenile justice system. Moreover, the potential benefits, short comings, and cost effectiveness of the implementation of restorative justice programs were examined. The findings that arose from the research conducted on the topic of restorative justice include that they have the possibility of being cost effective. Further, this form of policy has positive impacts on community involvement as has been the case with the Pima County system, but could benefit through the expansion of offenses addressed and a firm level of monitoring to ensure these programs do not stray from their goals.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Administration and Policyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorVance, Neil-
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