From Waitonga to Belfast. Judge David Smyth QC. Cessare Beccaria.
Judge David Smyth QC.
5. Should children actively participate in formal criminal processes?
6. Should a child ever be transferred to the adult criminal court for trial/sentence?
7. Are we consistent with best international practice and is our response “evidence based”?
8. What use should be made of detention centres/prison for young offenders?
Restorative Justice seeks to balance the concerns of the victim and the community with the need to re-integrate the offender into society. It seeks to assist the recovery of the victim and enable all parties with a stake in the criminal justice process to participate usefully in it.