Source: (2000) In Spiritual roots of restorative justice: A collection of faith community perspectives, 37. Ontario, Canada: Ontario Multifaith Council on Spiritual & Religious Care.

Using a table-like chart, this short piece succinctly shows a comparison of two paradigms of justice – the one retributive, and the other restorative. Point by point, the chart covers the nature of crime; approaches to responding to crime; the nature of justice; the role of the victim, the offender, and the community; and possibilities for repentance and forgiveness. The comparison is adapted from Howard Zehr’s work.