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You can’t fight violence with violence • Spotlight.Africa
The concept of restorative justice can seem fable-like to many. A kind of wishful thinking that begs for a dose of reality. Mike Batley looks at epidemic levels of violence in South Africa. He argues that much of the research into the subject leads to the conclusion that restorative justice offers a “more constructive point of departure and direction than the usual punitive and retributive approach.” As South Africans we are subjected daily to multiple accounts of violence – in …