Source: (1998) Canadian Journal of Criminology 40(1): 61-79.

A critical review explores what the "new" restorative justice will mean for Aboriginal communities. The new justice is often perceived as a quick fix for inveterate problems within the mainstream society. The consequence is that community approaches are adopted promiscuously, with no serious consideration of criteria for selection. Principles are outlined to foster a realistic, reintegrative and credible role for communities and community justice projects in their reaction to criminal behavior.