Participatory justice is the use of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, conciliation, and arbitration, in criminal justice systems, instead of, or before, going to court. It is sometimes called "community dispute resolution".
In rare cases, it also refers to the use of The Internet or a television reality show to catch a perpetrator.
Once used primarily in Scandinavia, Asia, and Africa, participatory justice has been "exported" to the United States and Canada. It is used in a variety of cases, including between "Landlords and Tenants, Neighbors, Parents and Children, Families and Schools, Consumers and Merchants ... victims of crime and offenders."
It has been called "the ethical seal of a democratic society" by Jesuit Friedhelm Hengsbach, and "the politics of the future." It is about "People and Relationships."
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