In a new and bizarre case, junior-level employees of NASA have been accused of stealing valuable moon rock samples and attempting to sell them. Read the report by Mark Carreau and Roma Khanna of the Houston Chronicle.
Amusing, but nothing more than another case of good employee gone bad, right? Not so fast, says Thom Marshall, also of the Chronicle. Read his editorial regarding alternative punishment.
Makes sense to me. In cases where it is appropriate, restorative justice seems likely to do all parties involved more good than a standard jail sentence for the perpetrator.