This article discusses the psychological meaning of forgiveness and its relation to the criminal justice system. Includes a discussion of the four phases of the development progression of forgiveness.
Robert D. Enright and Bruce A. Kittle,
Forgiveness in Psychology and Law: The Meeting of Moral Development and Restorative Justice,
27 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1621
Available at: https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ulj/vol27/iss5/16