Source: (2004) Journal of Societal and Social Policy. 3(2):17-32.

This article offers a full-fledged overview of the meaning of the restorative justice theory for Afrocentric theory and vice versa. The author supports the positive effects of the restorative justice method, while bringing in new insights from Afrocentric theory. He notes that both theories are not representing a panacea for the crime issue in America, but stresses that they do in fact represent a viable alternative to the existing punitive approach in current crime prevention and intervention policy. A respective change of policy would be in line with the current international trend away from retributive towards restorative modes of crime policies. (Author's abstract)


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