Source: (1995) Paper presented at: Community Corrections in the 21st Century: Challenge, Choice and Change, July 3-4. Centre for Crime Policy and Public Safety. Brisbane, AUS: Griffith University.

This paper explores the principles of restorative justice: The victim should be an integral part of the criminal justice process; responsibility for crime does not rest simply and solely with the offender; repairing the injury caused by crime is a primary goal of restorative justice; the focus of condemnation in any restorative process is on the crime and not the individual; crime happens between people; it should be dealt with between people.