Source: (1999) Tikkun. 14(5): 13.
David Lerman asserts that the criminal justice system has the wrong focus. It aims primarily to incarcerate people who have committed offenses. This focus neglects major consequences of crime â€“ the destruction of trust between people, and the resulting diminishment or tearing of the social fabric. The criminal justice systemâ€™s emphasis on incarceration does little to repair those damages. Hence, Daubney advocates restorative justice to refocus on the needs of victims and on repairing communities instead of simply jailing individuals.
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