Source: (1996) Maryland Justice Policy Institute, Inc.

Ruth Morris notes that restorative justice recognizes victim needs, gives the crime back to the principle parties, and focuses on healing rather than revenge. However, she argues for transformative justice, rather than restorative justice. In this article she discusses these reasons (1) where you are going does matter, (2) restoring the past, (3) structural injustice: racism and class elitism, (4) involving the wider community, but not the state, and (5) co-optation.