We’ve tried blame. We’ve tried shame. We’ve tried hard punishment. But on the doping-in-sports front, we’re making very little real progress. Suspicion still reigns. Chemists remain ahead of the testers. Every other week there’s a new bust. This article examines how restorative justice could be a more promising approach to the doping problem than tried-and-failed strategies for dealing with the problem. The idea behind restorative justice is to help all involved establish accountability, responsibility and forgiveness.
For the full LA Times article by Kurt Streeter: Restorative Justice and Doping Problem