Restorative Justice Implemented by the Judiciary in Brazil: Results and the Role of the Victim

  • Alline Pedra Jorge Birol


This paper discusses Restorative Justice in Brazil, based on research findings about the role of Judiciary in its implementation and impact in lives of victims and offenders. It discusses its therapeutic impact and the role of crime victims within such programs and practices. It demonstrates that Restorative Justice programs implemented by the Judiciary in Brazil are mainly devoted to restoring peace and harmony and preventing deterrence, resulting in practices which do not promote victims’ participation, empowerment or healing. Nevertheless, such practices demonstrated positive results in regard to participation of offenders and their community. It concludes that Brazil has its own way of implementing restorative justice. Finally, suggests alternatives to enhance victims’ participation in the Restorative Justice in Brazil and to enlarge its application, with a focus on victims’ needs.


Restorative justice Healing Victims Rehabilitation Offenders 


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  • Alline Pedra Jorge Birol
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  1. 1.Attorney-at-Law, HS & Crime ConsultancyAnkaraTurkey

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