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Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Legal Studies

Second Department

Africana Studies

Reader 1

Mark Golub

Reader 2

Sue Castagnetto

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This work seeks to analyze the current American criminal justice system to recommend restorative justice as the necessary default method of handling crime. Utilizing afrocentric foundation, the author claims that culturally specific restorative justice models address crime and the consequences of the current carceral system more efficiently and humanely. While this paper looks specifically at an afrocentric restorative justice model, the hope is that this knowledge can be expanded to other ethnic groups.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.