Source: (2006) Justice Connections: a joint publication of NAFCM, PRASI and VOMA. 1(Summer):15-16.
One of the fastest ways to make a people weak, so that they can be ruled over, is to steal their conflicts. This is
often one of the first steps of a colonial government, which usually takes control of conflicts through criminalizing
harms. A new perspective takes over when harms are made into crimes. Traditionally, when someone harms another
person, there has been a community process to address both the symptoms and the roots of what has happened. This has meant â€œmaking things rightâ€ not just with the victim
but also with the wider family and community surrounding both the harmed and the harmer. (excerpt)
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