Source: (1991) In: H. Pepinsky and R. Quinney (eds.), Criminology as Peacemaking. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, pp. 83-97.

Compares traditional criminal justice reform efforts and current trends toward more of the same. Harris calls for a new approach, consistent with values of feminism. It is suggested that feminism offers a set of values, beliefs and experiences useful to turn us away from war making policies against crime. The author questions whether criminal punishment is an appropriate or constructive response. Empowerment approaches would refuse to return evil with evil or allow punishment to be both the means and ends of justice.