Source: (1993) Justice of the Peace, 1993 November 27, 766-7.

The development of community mediation in the United States during the 1960s and 70s is briefly outlines, including ideas brought back to the West from technologically simple societies by anthropologists; the article ends with a summary of principles used in negotiation and mediation, as set out by R Fisher and W Ury of the Harvard Negotiation Project.