Source: (2006) Theoretical Criminology. 10(1):29-47.
This article proposes three principles which justice should
incorporate if it is to move beyond the closures and exclusions of
white manâ€™s justice. After a brief review of feminist and critical race
theory literature that establishes the white, male character of justice
in modern liberal societies, the principles of discursiveness,
relationalism and reflectiveness are explained and discussed. Their
implications for restorative justice are discussed. Oppression and
inequality are suggested as concepts that can guide the operation,
context and limits of discursiveness, relationalism and reflectiveness.
In the final section, the problem of relativism against universalism is
discussed, and its relevance to the development of restorative
justice suggested. (author’s abstract)
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