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Afrocentric theory and the restorative justice process: A productive response to crime and delinquency in the African American community.

Jenkins, Morris
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) Journal of Societal and Social Policy. 3(2):17-32.

This article offers a full-fledged overview of the meaning of the restorative justice theory for
Afrocentric theory and vice versa. The author supports the positive effects of the restorative
justice method, while bringing in new insights from Afrocentric theory. He notes that both
theories are not representing a panacea for the crime issue in America, but stresses that they do
in fact represent a viable alternative to the existing punitive approach in current crime prevention
and intervention policy. A respective change of policy would be in line with the current
international trend away from retributive towards restorative modes of crime policies. (Author’s abstract)


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