Source: (1999) In Community forgiveness and restorative justice: Essays from the criminal justice system and the peace movement, ed. Robert D. Enright, 21-26. Issue 8 of The World of Forgiveness 2 (May). Madison, Wisconsin: International Forgiveness Institute.Goodman begins this essay with recognition of significant impediments to the integration of forgiveness into the criminal justice system. Yet, from his experience as an academic criminologist and a practitioner in reconciliation and conflict resolution programs in prison, he senses new possibilities for forgiveness to emerge as an option. Two ways to move in this direction are these: (1) development of efforts to assist people in general to acquire the necessary skills for the process of forgiveness; and (2) inclusion by practitioners in the criminal justice system of elements of the forgiveness process to humanize the machinery of formal justice.