Source: (2000) Gazette 62 (5/6): 16-17.

Acthtenberg asserts that restorative justice philosophy is based on traditional practices of indigenous cultures around the world. The R. v. Gladue decision by the Canadian Supreme Court – affirming restorative justice and directing the judiciary to consider alternative sanctions first – is a cornerstone for building restorative justice practices in Canada. With aboriginal people being considerably over-represented in the correctional system, all of this has significant implications for transforming corrections in Canada. Achtenberg details some of these implications for Canadian society, corrections, and aboriginal communites.