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Restorative justice in Jamaica: Current attitudes and the way forward

Description: Jamaican college students (n = 156) read nine crime cases varying in severity from attempted murder to car theft and rated the crime's suitability for three justice procedures-- restorative justice only, imprisonment only, and mixed restorative justice and imprisonment. Overall, Jamaican students gave the lowest suitability rating for the restorative justice only procedure and the highest suitability rating for the mixed restorative justice and imprisonment procedure. Restorative justice only was perceived as less suitable for more serious crimes. Findings suggest that Jamaicans are more likely to see restorative justice as an alternative, if traditional measures such as imprisonment are kept in place.

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Taylor, C., Chauhan, P. & Fondacaro, M. (2012). Restorative justice in Jamaica: Current attitudes and the way forward [Electronic Version]. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 8(2), 111-129.

Keywords: restorative justice, retributive justice, Jamaica

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