Source: (2003) Ottawa, Canada: The Church Council on Justice and Corrections. Downloaded 28 May 2004.

The Reverend James V. Scott gave this address on November 16, 2003, at Saint John the Evangelist Anglican Church (Ottawa, Canada) during Restorative Justice Week. He has spent almost two decades working in the criminal justice field to promote and demonstrate a restorative justice approach to justice, an approach he believes to be consistent with the values of the Christian faith. At the beginning of Restorative Justice Week 2003, he explains his own views and faith experience, as well as what he believes the Christian faith teaches about God’s justice. He discusses the nature of crime, Biblical justice, the criminal justice system, and the application of all of this in terms of restorative justice.