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

This is the fourth and final 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. Having critiqued the effects of legal relativism on modern culture and criminal justice, argued that crime is a moral problem, and identified redemption as the key to restorative justice, Colson highlights four key elements of restorative justice. They consist of the following: the need for crime prevention programs; the need for wise sentencing practices; the need for prisons that work; and the need for integral involvement of the victim in the response to crime.


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