Criminal justice system needs more restorative values

RESTORATIVE justice, as a viable alternative to retributive justice, emerged in the West during the 1970s and 1980s.

It emphasises respect, dialogue, and collaborative decision-making (see Ramizah Wan Muhammad, ‘Forgiveness and Restorative Justice in Islam and the West: A ComparativeAnalysis’, Islam and Civilisational Renewal Volume 11(2), December 2020).