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Monday 23 April 2018

International Issues and Comparative Justice

Criminal justice is ever more a global issue. It becomes less and less appropriate to view crime and justice issues as easily insulated across continents and country borders. Human rights, cross-border crimes, cyberspace, global politics and security issues, international relations and diversity increasingly make a parochial viewpoint insufficient even to understand changes in single country jurisdictions . Community justice has a special interest in comparative issues because of the historical roots of many aspects of community justice in the international community - restorative justice, for example, with antecedents in Aboriginal cultures, or  penal policies that diverge widely across different European countries resulting in differing amounts and types of investment in community alternatives.