Source: (2007) Criminal Justice Review. 32(1):5-25.

The challenge for modern crime-control policies is that they must work simultaneously across multiple environments within communities that are characterized by overlapping needs, issues, and service providers. Policy responses to crime must do more than capture and punish criminals, because crime is a deeply embedded social problem, and effective crime control requires more than a traditional justice system can offer. This article explores the effect of blending the theoretical underpinnings of restorative and community justice as an indigenous product of neighborhoods. Indigenous neighborhood processes may be able to address institutional and social structure problems to improve the quality of life for area residents and restorative outcomes for victims, the community, and the offender. (author's abstract)