Healing is very important not just for the victims but also the offenders. Offenders are encouraged to participate in this process to help them understand the harm and problems that they have caused their victims and to take full responsibility for their actions. It gives them an opportunity to set things right and to make amends for their violations against the victims. This may come as reparations, restitution or community work. Sometimes while fulfilling these obligations the experience may be painful but the main goal is not revenge
For example, relating in a way and communicating with a victim that was raped, beaten, or neglected. It is important for the advocate to know how to act towards each victim of any type of crime. It is vital that victim advocates are great listeners. When something bad happens to an individual they don't want to feel like they are talking to someone who doesn't care. The victim want and need to feel like they are safe.
In the aspect of the victims, they always stay in passive positions in traditional justice system. Not only when the case occurred, but also reflected in the course of the trial. In contrast, the VORP provides more opportunities to let victims to participate in the process of justice, and tries to get more compensation through communication and negotiation. The victims also benefit by through the progress of communicates with offenders to describe their feeling, release their angry and negative emotions, and drive their fears away. From the view point of offenders, they also can get more advantages in VORP system.
The main audience for this evaluation are the victims and the offenders. These two groups are the main targets because they include those that need to heal from the pain of the harm done, and those that need to change their behaviour in other to prevent recidivism. The objectives and goals of this document is to provide a comprehensive overview
Explain why I favor in both I think every offender should have a chance to experience both to see what really works for them. One way to help ensure public safety and to build families and communities is to make sure that these former prisoners have the tools necessary to lead crime free lives and to fit into the society. There are cost-effective approaches to dealing with substance abusing offenders that are being utilized elsewhere. Community-based solutions, including drug treatment and prevention programs, are more efficient and effective at curbing drug abuse and promoting public safety. Do you favor a determinate or indeterminate sentence?
Conclusion Prosecutors, defense attorneys, criminals, and victims are placed together to deal with a given crime. Victimization concerns each position in different ways and must be individually considered. The goals of sentencing differ somewhat between each position. Alternative sanctions are often recognized when a criminal offender is sentenced. Ongoing assessments of victims' rights and the continousl improvement of such are imperative.
In contrast, restorative justice involves self-censure of the offender, who accepts the harm done, takes responsibility, and expresses remorse. More precisely, whereas in retributive justice censure is a one-sided affair, in restorative justice censure is a collective effort shared between victim, offender, and community. In retributive justice, moral meaning is restored through assertion against the offender; in restorative justice, it is restored through consensus with the offender. The latter reflects what Hudson called, with reference to Habermas’ discourse ethics, a ‘‘dialogic’’ morality in restorative justice. It reflects a communitarian view of restorative justice that morality is essentially a social product of a shared community and interdependence.
Defusing anger would be the best short term strategy however it is important that they implement other strategies to combat the anger on a long term basis. Counselling to discover why the person gets angry would also be helpful otherwise CBT would help change the behaviour of the person. It is important that there are short time strategies in place to ensure the service user is safe however it is equally important that there are long term strategies in place to combat why. Rehabilitation therapy through sports or other activities would help release the anger in other ways. This strategy is often used in social care settings such as prisons to rehabilitate the offenders.
Restorative justice advocates an offender take responsibility for criminal actions, and encourages mediation among the offender, and victim, which allows the offender to attempt to correct the wrongdoing. While many society members promote this alternative form of justice, there are many critics that claim this form of criminal justice is not fair, it does not allow the victims to
Listening with an empathic ear and utilizing some intervention or other techniques to help people change their views about their circumstances is challenging but can be achieved through a lot of hard work and good communication. Verbal and non-verbal communication sends messages to both interviewer and interviewee. This is important because messages can be misinterpreted. It is so important to keep an open mind when interpreting the different aspects of communication. The human service staff must work together, and if there are any differences with the different styles of human service work, and staff then it should be resolved in calm and appropriate way.