Source: (2001) Criminology- Aotearoa/New Zealand September (no. 16): 7-9.Cook begins her review of shelters for battered women in the American deep south by noting the evaluative framework of xe2x80x9cmoral pragmatismxe2x80x9d advanced by Stan Cohen. With this framework in mind, Cook provides background to the development of such shelters and their selection of clients. While shelters did not arise out of restorative justice theory, Cook applies such theory to determine whether shelters in the American deep south fulfill the criteria of restorative justice and moral pragmatism. Her aim is to improve responses to battered women.