Ruimte bieden. Strafrecht en herstelrecht, verzoening en vergeving

John Blad

Research output: Chapter/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

6 Downloads (Pure)


Criminal justice can only offer very limited room for victims and offenders to reconcile but to the contrary risks to polarize positions where reconcilition might be possible. Through its face to face participatory procedures restorative justice offers much more space for finding agreement. But forgiveness can never be expected or proclaimed as an aim of any kind of more or less formalized justice.
Original languageDutch
Title of host publicationHoe te reageren op misdaad? Op zoek naar de hedendaagse betekenis van preventie, vergelding en herstel
EditorsJannemieke Ouwerkerk, Theo de Wit, Jacques Claessen, Pauline Jacobs, Sonja Meijer
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherSdu Uitgevers
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9789012391900
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Research programs

  • SAI 2005-04 MSS

Cite this