Restorative Justice: Assessing Optimistic and Pessimistic Accounts

  title={Restorative Justice: Assessing Optimistic and Pessimistic Accounts},
  author={John Braithwaite},
  journal={Crime and Justice},
  pages={1 - 127}
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