Source: (1989) Akron, PA: Mennonite Central Committee Office of Criminal Justice.This publication contains three articles debating the merits and problems of restorative justice. Restorative justice is offered as an alternative to the present system of criminal justice in the United States and Canada. The pain-inflicting dimensions of retributive justice are discussed in the first article, along with movements toward restorative justice in some European countries. The second article focuses on describing an operational model of restorative justice being developed by Justice Fellowship. The third article challenges the intellectual assumptions underlying the second article's proposed model, suggesting that individual needs are emphasized to the detriment of societal remedies.