Law Professors And Students Want Restorative Justice

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They want to change the second noun in Crime and Punishment. “Panelists at Campbell Law School offered a different path to resolving conflicts — in the criminal justice system and in disciplinary situations in K-12 schools,” Lindsay Marchello reports in The Carolina Journal. “The Restorative Justice Panel featured four panelists Oct. 16 at Campbell law school, where the Restorative Justice Clinic resides.”

“Panelists included Jon Powell, Campbell law professor and director of the Restorative Justice Clinic; Colleen Fitzpatrick, a former educator and coordinator for Restorative Practice in the Wake County Public School System; and Nichad Davis and Morgan Bridgers, both Campbell law students involved with the clinic. The focus of the panel was on restorative justice, which emphasizes bringing victims and offenders together to resolve conflict rather than prioritizing punishment.”

According to Marchello’s report, they did not relay any positive results that this policy has produced thus far. Let’s hope there are some.