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RJ Article Braithwaite, John. Restorative Justice for Banks Through Negative Licensing.
The most general lesson of the crime prevention literature is taken to be that repeat victimization and repeat offending are concentrated in time and space; early intervention to prevent wider inflammation of such hot spots is more effective than reactive general deterrence (as in economic models of crime). That prescription is applied to how the 2008 financial crisis might have been prevented and how the crimes of Enron and Arthur Andersen might have been tackled to ameliorate the 2001 crisis. Negative licensing based on walking the beat and kicking the tyres at financial hot spots, with reduced reliance on economic models of risk, is one remedy advocated. Then, the threat of negative licensing might be used to motivate restorative justice that transforms the ethical culture, particularly the bonus culture, of banks. (author's abstract)
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Rena captain to residents: 'Sorry'
from the article by Kiri Gillespie in the Bay of Plenty Times: Rena's captain and navigational officer have visited Motiti Island to apologise to residents for grounding the cargo ship on Astrolabe Reef. When Rena grounded on October 5 last year, Motiti Island was transformed from a pristine green paradise to an oil-soaked mess. Residents were shocked, saddened and angry.
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Coolstore fire inquiry in doubt
from Phil Taylor's article in New Zealand Herald: There may be no independent inquiry into the Icepak Coolstore disaster that killed fireman Derek Lovell and injured seven colleagues. But Mr Lovell's family and the injured firemen could be in line for a payment from the coolstore company, which has admitted breaching safety regulations.
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File McElrea, FWM. 2006. Auckland City Council v B&C Shaw Ltd. And George Bernard Shaw. Notes of Judge FWM McElrea on Sentencing. District Court at Auckland. CRN: 2004502435, 5003402436.
These sentencing notes discuss the elements of an environmental case in which a property developer was accused of removing a tree from his property that was protected by local ordinance and considered important by community members. In his sentencing notes, Judge McElrea outlines the process of encounter between the defendant and community members, the public expression of apology and desire to make things right, and the agreement developed to respond to the offense.
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RJ Article Hubschle, Annette and Itzikowitz, Angela and Warutere, Peter and Gwintsa, Nomzi and Mthembu-Salter, Gregory and Goredema, Charles and Munyoro, Joseph. Money Laundering Experiences
This monograph not only examines recurrent trends in dealings with the proceeds of crime in East and Southern Africa. It goes further to probe the strengths and weaknesses of the critical agencies set up to check the abuse of the legitimate entry points to the economy in infusing such proceeds. The monograph comprises seven chapters. (excerpt)
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Restorative justice: a way forward with the banks?
from the article by Martin Wright on no-offence.org There are calls to prosecute and imprison individuals, rather than merely fine the companies, but putting them in the dock is expensive and they can often use legal technicalities to avoid it. It does little for the victims over and above the compensation which the bank is paying anyway. So what can be done?
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Wall Street Financier Bernard Madoff sentenced to 150 years in prison: restorative justice would think of the victims first
I am often asked to give an example of how restorative justice would work in the real world. The Bernard Madoff ponzi scheme, one of the largest corporate fraud schemes in U.S. history, is a great case in point. Bernard Madoff was sentenced on June 29 to 150 years in prison leaving thousands of victims behind. What will become of them? If restorative justice were applied to Madoff case what would it look like? Complicated? Absolutely. But that should never prohibit the application of restorative justice to any crime.
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Grubby white collar crime: Life without an ethical framework
by Kim Workman Justice is not blind -- she very often "peeks" to determine the race, economic status, sex, and religion of persons prior to determination of guilt. Constance Slaughter-Harvey, first African-American woman to receive a law degree from the University of Mississippi The New Zealand media has been awash over the last few days, with news about the unauthorised credit card purchases by former Ministers of the Crown, including purchases for flowers, massages, and a set of golf clubs. While they have all paid the money back, it was a clear breach of parliamentary service rules. It is a practise that in the business sector would result in withdrawal of credit privileges, and possible dismissal. Former Cabinet Minister Shane Jones, although not the biggest spender, publicly confessed to hiring around 50 porno movies while staying at hotels, and has come in for special media treatment. His wife and family are furious with him, and those of us who regard him as potentially a significant Maori political statesman, are by turns, angry with him, and saddened. I spoke with Shane yesterday at the airport, and we shared about the cathartic nature of confession, and its spiritual value.
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Defendants in Samoan adoption case must pay $100,000 to trust fund
From Pamela Manson's story in the Salt Lake Tribune: A federal judge in Utah has ordered five operators and employees of the now-defunct Focus on Children adoption agency to contribute $100,000 to a trust fund that would allow Samoan children adopted by U.S. parents to connect with their birth families. U.S. District Judge David Sam said the payments will serve both as punishment and a form of "restorative justice."
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Comment Great story - The Power in the word "Sorry"
 This is a great story about Restorative Justice. I don't like the old adage of, "It's no use crying over spilt milk." because it denies [...]
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