Source: (2004) Papers presented at the Third Conference of the European Forum for Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice, 'Restorative Justice in Europe: Where are we heading?', Budapest, Hungary, 14-16 October. Downloaded 22 September 2005.

This paper attempts to Aims 1 To provide an account of a particular working within group research network funded by the European Union 2 To describe issues in the development of theory in a new area of legal philosophy and socio-legal practice. Objectives 1. Explore how the group has devised a system of working through a number of problematics or controversies which require resolution 2. Explore difficulties of providing an overview of RJ theory using conventional approaches of taxonomy: • Delineating types of theory • Identifying theoretical developments relating to different disciplines • Literature reviews For us it raises, as a general question, whether engagement in the development of theory is a useful strategy in promoting the profile of academic institutions who are seeking to encourage research. (excerpt)