Source: (2002) The Bridge. October 2002.This article by Martin Wright actually consists of several short pieces dealing with restorative justice as a response to crime. One part sketches modern origins of victim-offender mediation and reconciliation in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Another looks at historical roots of restorative justice in traditional cultural and religious ideas and practices from different parts of the world. One piece introduces key restorative justice ideas and values. There is also a section on current restorative justice developments in England. Additional parts of the article provide information for further reading in restorative justice, and point toward future developments in restorative justice.