Source: (2005) In Traggy Maepa, ed., Beyond Retribution: Prospects for Restorative Justice in South Africa. Monograph no. 111, February. Pretoria, South Africa: Institute for Security Studies, with the Restorative Justice Centre. Downloaded 9 August 2005.

This article begins with the premise that modern restorative justice practices draw upon traditional practices found in numerous societies across the world. The authors illustrate the implementation of current restorative justice practices through five different contexts. The article goes into detail in explaining restorative justice processes of criminal justice, child protection and family preservation, school discipline, interpersonal conflict, and political conflict. In addition, the authors explain the obstacles of restorative justice methods in our modern societies. Specially, they emphasize the need for South Africa to incorporate local and traditional practices into their current restorative justice methods. Abstract courtesy of the Marquette University Law School-Restorative Justice Initiative http://law.marquette.edu/cgi-bin/site.pl?2130&pageID=1831