Source: (1994) Perspectives 18(3):1-57 (complete issue).

This special issue focuses on current theories, concepts, and programs in victim services with special emphasis on their relation to probation and parole. Papers emphasize the necessity of understanding the dynamics of victimization and the need to shift from a retribution to a restorative justice approach to supervision. Other papers describe first large cross-site evaluation of victim-offender mediation programs in the United States,. discuss examples of restorative justice programs, consider the victimization of probation and parole officers, and describe efforts of probation and parole agencies across the Nation to serve crime victims.