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Tijdschrift voor Herstelrecht

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Aflevering 4, 2012 Alle samenvattingen uitklappen
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De tragische positie van het slachtoffer

Auteurs Pieter van der Kruijs
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Pieter van der Kruijs
Pieter van der Kruijs is strafrechtadvocaat in Den Bosch.
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2012: het jaar van de kanteling?

Auteurs John Blad
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John Blad
John Blad is hoofddocent strafrechtswetenschappen aan de Erasmus Law School te Rotterdam en hoofdredacteur van dit tijdschrift.
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Duurzame rechtspleging

Doorlichten van conflictoplossingssystemen op duurzaamheid, en: hoe komt herstelrecht uit de bus?

Trefwoorden sustainable justice, conflict resolutions, conflict managment styles
Auteurs Alexander F. de Savornin Lohman
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    The author analyses and compares several distinct models of doing justice to find out which is serving ‘sustainable justice’ the best. Sustainable justice could be defined as justice that produces conflict resolutions that last for a long time and in this way contribute to a more sustainable society. Modern developmental methods for organisations make use of assessments to measure, compare and improve the effectiveness of organizational cultures. These methods are used in this contribution to analyse the organizational cultures of mediation, the traditional accusatorial (penal) procedure, problem-solving courts (with a focus on drug courts) and restorative justice conferencing. The comparison results in conclusions indicating that mediation and problem solving courts have a sound and effective organizational culture, due to healthy conflict management styles, characterized by managing both opposition and competition constructively and by a stimulating person-oriented focus. Restorative justice conferences bring together many stakeholders in a conflict and its resolution and facilitates in this way the awareness of the connections between many problems behind the actual conflict at hand: for this reason the resolutions may have a deeper societal impact and a greater sustainability.


Alexander F. de Savornin Lohman
Alexander F. de Savornin Lohman was veertig jaar advocaat. Hij ontwikkelde het concept duurzame rechtspleging en is als juridisch adviseur en inspirator werkzaam in het door hem opgerichte Center for Sustainable Justice te Utrecht (www.dynalaw.nl).
Discussie

Pleidooi voor een ruimer strafbegrip of een strafrecht zonder straffixatie?

Trefwoorden criminal justice, punishment
Auteurs Jacques Claessen
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    Against the background of a discussion of classical and modern concepts of punishment, the first implying the imposition of suffering as essence and the second encompassing all varieties of sanctions implying restrictions but not necessarily some form of suffering the author rejects the suggestion of the second concept, that punishment should be defined without any reference to imposing suffering. There are conceptual advantages to sticking to the classical definition of punishment, such as the fact that it is clearly differentiated from the concept of measurements, which are sanctions imposed without any demand of ‘guilt’ on the side of a perpetrator. Also there are good reasons to maintain the element of (imposition of ) ‘intended pain’ in the concept of punishment, but it is this element – the intentional imposition of pain and suffering – that makes the author reject the activity of punishing as unethical. Non-violent sanctions are conceivable and feasible and should on ethical grounds be preferred. This is explored with reference to the work of Tähtinen. In close connection with this idea the author argues that we should redefine criminal justice (in the Dutch language: ‘strafrecht’ meaning the right to punish and laws regarding punishment) to mean that it is the discipline that responds to crimes and offences, without any defining reference to punishment (‘misdaadrecht’, meaning the laws regarding ((responding to)) crime).


Jacques Claessen
Jacques Claessen is universitair docent straf(proces)recht aan de Universiteit Maastricht en redacteur van dit tijdschrift. Hij is tevens medeoprichter van de stichting Mens en Strafrecht (www.mens.nl).
Praktijk

Een welverdiend lintje voor Rob van Pagee

Auteurs Annemieke Wolthuis
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Annemieke Wolthuis
Annemieke Wolthuis is als kinderrechtenspecialist momenteel verbonden aan de Universiteit Leiden en redacteur van dit tijdschrift.