Restorative and community justice

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1. Describe how the case study illustrates the five basic steps of criminal justice systems assessment. Give one example of each of the following steps:
• Mapping the system.
• Documenting and assessing current policy and practice.
• Gathering information on the offender population.
• Identifying sanctions, services, and programs.
• Identifying community resources.
2. Assume now that the following hypothetical circumstances occur:
The governor makes an announcement that restorative and community justice is about to become the preferred practice in your state. The governor states that a new law will require all counties within the state to reduce the number of their court commitments to state prison by 50 percent within two years. There will be substantial financial incentives for compliance and substantial financial penalties for noncompliance. Assume you have been assigned to a county planning committee that has been asked to respond to this change in law. Now, using force field analysis, do the following:
a. Identify “driving forces” and “restraining forces.” Try to identify at least two of each.
b. Analyze one of the restraining forces in part (a) in terms of its: amenability, potency, and consistency.
c. Describe two possible strategies to reduce this source of resistance.








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