Getting Past the Gatekeepers: The Reception of Restorative Justice inthe Nova Scotian Criminal Justice System
restorative justice, Nova Scotia, criminal justice system, evolution, gatekeeping, police
This paper draws upon twelve years of multi-dimensional research and focuses on the reception of restorative justice in the criminal justice system in Nova Scotia. The paper traces the evolution of the restorative justice social movement, examining the launching and take-off phases, the impact on the police gatekeeping role, the receptivity and use of restorative justice by other criminal justice system professionals, its current level of institutionalization in the criminal justice system, and its future prospects.
Don Clairmont and Ethan Kim, "Getting Past the Gatekeepers: The Reception of Restorative Justice inthe Nova Scotian Criminal Justice System" (2013) 36:2 Dal LJ 359.