Restorative Justice and Procedural Justice: Dealing with Rule Breaking

  title={Restorative Justice and Procedural Justice: Dealing with Rule Breaking},
  author={Tom R. Tyler},
  journal={Journal of Social Issues},
  • T. Tyler
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Social Issues
This article identifies similarities among three approaches to dealing with rule breaking: the procedural justice model, the restorative justice model, and the study of moral development. Each argues that the long-term goal when dealing with rule breaking is to motivate rule breakers to become more self-regulating in their future conduct. This goal is undermined by punishment-focused models of sanctioning. Sanction-based models, which dominate current thinking about managing criminals, have… 

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