'No Peace without Justice': Een reactie op Christopher Marshall

Translated title of the contribution: 'No Peace without Justice': A Reply to Christopher Marshall

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This article outlines two points of criticism related to Christopher Marshall’s discussion of a relational justice of care. First, addressing the needs of the parties involved in a criminal justice case finds its appropriate place in the post-trial stage. In the pre-trial and trial stages, protecting the legal rights and equal treatment of suspects should take priority over caring for suspects. Secondly, if the outcome of the restorative encounter in the pre-trial stages has a bearing on the verdict of the judge, the encounter may risk to lose its authenticity. The offender may have reason to believe that a socially appropriate performance will be rewarded with less punishment.

Translated title of the contribution'No Peace without Justice': A Reply to Christopher Marshall
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)24-30
Number of pages7
JournalTijdschrift voor Herstelrecht
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020


  • restorative justice
  • Ethics of care
  • criminal law
  • compassion
  • Levinas

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  • Governance for Society


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