Source: (1999) Paper presented at Reconciling and Restoring Relationships-A Responsibility for All Christians. ICCPPC World Congress. Mexico City. 13 September.
Consedine observes that any criticism of the nature of imprisonment and the current criminal justice system raises the objection, â€œYesâ€¦but what alternatives are you proposing?ï¿½? Therefore, Consedine takes up the challenge and proposes restorative justice as the alternative â€“ as a light in the darkness. He substantiates his position by critically examining the idea and practice of punishment as the heart of the problem; explains what restorative justice is and how it works; identifies restorative alternatives to punishment; and urges Christians to work for a restorative justice approach to responding to crime.
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