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The politics of youth justice reform in post-conflict societies : mainstreaming restorative justice in Northern Ireland and South Africa.

O'Mahony, D and Doak, J and Clamp, KL (2012) 'The politics of youth justice reform in post-conflict societies : mainstreaming restorative justice in Northern Ireland and South Africa.' Northern Ireland legal quarterly., 63 (2). 267 - 290. ISSN 0029-3105

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Abstract

Criminal justice reform plays a pivotal role in helping to foster reconciliation and peace-building in postconflict societies. In the wake of their respective political transitions, both Northern Ireland and South Africa have formulated proposals for reform of their youth justice systems based upon restorative principles. This article analyses the attempts to roll out these reforms in both jurisdictions. It considers why new youth justice arrangements have largely been well received in Northern Ireland, yet have struggled to be implemented successfully in South Africa and reflects on possible lessons to be learnt in the context of postconflict transformations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 10:48
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017 16:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/8480

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