Source: (2007) In Robert Mackay, Marko Bosnjak, Johann Deklerck, Christa Pelikan, Bas van Stokkom, and Martin Wright, ed., Images of Restorative Justice Theory. Frankfurt, Germany: Verlag fur Polizeiwissenschaft. Pp. 73-91.

"This chapter will address the difficult subject of the place of community, society and state in restorative justice. These concepts are used interchangeably, which creates confusion. I will look at restorative justice literature in an attempt to distinguish these concepts and clarify their meaning. This should enhance the understanding of what restorative justice stands for." (abstract)