Restorative Justice, Not Punishment

There is a vast difference between “punishment” and “consequences.”  Put into place in our society consequences that are not purely and simply punitive. Throwing a person in jail for five years for possessing marijuana, for instance, is insane, and solves nothing. Fines and sentences that are remedial, reparative and restorative, and not simply punitive, make sense. Brutal and simple revenge (“an eye for an eye”) is neither reparative nor restorative, but is the mark of a primitive society.  Contact the author for a free copy of proven justice solutions at  .