The proposal of restorative justice as a means of dealing with some of our problems is premised on the evidence that determinate sentencing and the currents means of keeping law and order are failing in the Caribbean at the same time as we grapple with the growing disorder in societies which result in crime and vice-versa. This form of justice holds the promise of aiding in the reversal of these factors and correcting some root causes. So then the question what is restorative justice?

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