Source: (2003) Te Ara Whakatika: Newsletter of the court-referred restorative justice project. January/February 2003. Issue 14. Downloaded 10 June 2004.

Due to cultural differences, many Asian victims of burglary are sceptical of restorative justice and fear offender backlash. Many of these victims have hard time adjusting back into society and often tend to demonise their offenders. Those that have participated in victim-offender encounters, however, have been able to reconcile with their offenders. Through restorative justice, Asians are able to speak their mind without feeling the need to suppress their feelings for fear of another attack.

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