Source: (1990) Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press, 236p.

An anthology includes 19 papers on the use of restitution, community service and victim-offender reconciliation programs in juvenile and adult justice systems of Canada, Germany, the U.K. and U.S. The practice of restitution is moving beyond offenders repaying victims towards an emerging theory of restorative justice in which the purpose of state intervention is to bring about peace among participants and restoration of losses. The impetus for developing a restorative theory of justice may be dissatisfaction with traditional modes of criminal and juvenile justice, including their underlying philosophies. This anthology addresses a number of important questions about the theory of restorative justice.