Rehabilitative Promise: Why Norway Uses Restorative Justice in Juvenile Law

Rehabilitative Promise: Why Norway Uses Restorative Justice in Juvenile Law

Should juvenile offenders be punished punitively or restoratively? The Convention on the Rights of the Child endorses a restorative approach, emphasizing the rehabilitative promise in young offenders. Norway and 195 other jurisdictions have adopted this approach; however, the United States has not. This blog discusses Norway’s restorative juvenile justice system and urges the United States to adopt the same.

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