Source: (2013) Restorative Justice: An International Journal. 1(3):430-437.

Katrien Lauwaert's analysis and evaluation of the recent Directive as pronounced by the European Parliament and the Council on 25 October 2012 deserve, from my point of view, full scholarly consideration. I will therefore concentrate on the following lines to add some thoughts respectively considerations which stem partially from my experiences with the particular form in which restorative justice (RJ) has been shaped in German legislative, judicial and executive practice since the 1980s. The leading terms so far are Täter-Opfer-Ausgleich (Offender-Victim-Reconciliation) and Schadenswiedergutmachung (Restitution of Damages). (Excerpt)