Until the late decades of the twentieth century, few formal restitution programs existed in the United States. Now, all US states have restitution programs and every state gives its courts the right to order restitution to be paid by offenders. Within the United States, restitution is used as a form of punishment both in the adult criminal justice system and systems. In both cases, restitution is often part of offenders’ terms of probation. Restitution is also sometimes used as an alternative... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2019. 1p.