Source: (1999) Maryland Justice Policy Institute, Inc

Mr. Dunbaugh disputes the contention that penal abolitionists should reject restorative justice and seek instead transformative justice. He urges that abolitionists must continue to pursue their primary goal - penal abolition - and that restorative justice is a proper vehicle to achieve that goal. He contends that transformative justice analyses lack: (1) a clear commitment to abolishing the penal laws, (2) a clear vision of what new goals are sought, and (3) a clear strategy for bringing about the desired transformation. He then attempts to suggest a direction for this transformation process.