Source: (2005) VOMA Connections. Summer(20): 1, 15-16. Downloaded 21 October 2005.
Because most of us are trained to deal with disputes and conflicts from a Eurocentric perspective, all of us. Whit and Non-white, tend to be individualistic in our approach to dealing with problems, including crime. The crminal justiec systems focuses on punishing and/or rehabilitating the offender. Victims’ rights advocates focus on the restoration of victim. This is Eurocentric approach is dominant in the restorative justice process in this country. Using an Afrocentric theory as the founation for the restorative justice process ensures that its focal point will be the community. (excerpt)
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