Source: (2003) Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on Restorative Justice. June 2003. The Centre for Restorative Justice, Simon Fraser University. Downloaded 2 October 2003.Citing the interpretive work of various modern commentators on the ways Western societies respond to crime, Wayne Northey characterizes the accepted paradigm of criminal justice as a âscapegoat mechanismâ? employing âceremonies of degradation.â? In contrast are âceremonies of reintegration- which seek to reconnect the offender to the wider society. In this context, Northey goes on to describe the M2/W2 Association--Restorative Christian Ministries and its efforts at restorative reintegration of those affected by crime.