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This article discusses how restorative justice principles and models can be utilized in times following a disaster, such as Hurricane Katrina. As society becomes more modernized, the said modernization creates certain risks—global warming, ant-Western fundamentalism, other natural, political, economic disasters due to society’s excessive comfort zones. When situations as these arise, restorative and community justice principles may provide the best solution. Particularly with survivors of Hurricane Katrina, problems will continue for months and years. This article is the author’s first step in researching the correlations between restorative justice and other fields, including sociology.

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