Youth Development Circles

John Braithwaite*

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    Restorative justice circles or conferences have shown considerable promise in the criminal justice system as a more decent and effective way of dealing with youthful law breaking than punishment. The social movement for restorative justice has a distinctive analysis of the crisis of community and the possibility of community in late modernity. This paper raises the question of whether this approach might fruitfully be applied to the holistic development of the learning potential of the young and the whole range of problems young people encounter - drug abuse, unemployment, homelessness, suicide, among others - in the transition from school to work.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)239-252
    Number of pages14
    JournalOxford Review of Education
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001


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