Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper to the community explaining the restorative justice process. Include the following in your paper:
- Explain the process of restorative justice and why it is used in the criminal justice system.
- Explain how the damage of a crime can go beyond the immediate victim.
- Describe how the restorative justice process differs from contemporary criminal justice processes.
- Reflect on how the restorative justice process can benefit the offender, the victim and the community.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Paragraph one should be your introduction. Provide background for the reader. Then, tell the reader what four topics you will address in the body of the paper.
Paragraph two should explain the restorative justice process.
Paragraph three should identify how the crime had effects that went beyond harm to the immediate victim.
Paragraph four should describe how the restorative justice process differs from contemporary criminal justice processes.
Paragraph five should reflect on how the restorative justice process benefited the victim, the offender, and the community.
Paragraph six should be your conclusion. Restate all major points from the body. Do not bring up new material.
Remember: do not use contractions or first person (I, we) or second person (you). Don’t forget headings before body paragraphs.