Source: (2005) In Wanda D. McCaslin, ed., Justice as Healing: Indigenous Ways. Writings on Community Peacemaking and Restorative Justice from the Native Law Centre. St. Paul, MN: Living Justice Press. Pp. 337-344.

In this short article, I will not adress the main criminal justice system and the problems of the marginalization, assimilation, and racism, since much has already been written on this subject. This article will focus on restorative justice principles within the criminal justice system and the diffrences in legal theory that make it difficult to implement these processes.