Transformative Justice: The Current Criminal Justice System

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Transformative Justice The current criminal justice system caters to arresting and punishing individuals that have violated societal norms and values (Boesten & Wilding, 2015). However, instead of rehabilitating these individuals they are more focus on punishing them as a way to provide general and specific deterrence of future criminal activities (Boesten & Wilding, 2015). However, there are other methods that have proven effective in reducing recidivism of offender’s criminal behaviours (Boesten & Wilding, 2015). One such method is transformative change which has three criteria; “critical reflection, personal transformation and social transformation” (Boesten & Wilding, 2015). Transformative change morphs what seems like obstacles into
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