Source: (2002) Crossroad News (January): 1. Downloaded 11 June 2004.

This is the third part of David Schuringa’s review of Charles Colson’s book Justice That Restores (2001). David Schuringa is president of Crossroad Bible Institute, a ministry that serves prisoners through distance learning opportunities in Bible studies. Here he concentrates on the third section of Colson’s book. Previously in the book Colson had argued that legal relativism in modern culture undermines the foundations of justice, ethics, and criminal justice. Then he identified crime as primarily a moral problem, not a problem of social environment. In the third section of his book, Colson maintains that, if crime is a moral problem, then redemption is the answer. Redemption is the key to transformed lives and relationships – that is, the key to restorative justice.


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