Source: (1980) Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology 13(4):227-240.

The results of evaluations of some offender-victim restitution programs for selected uncomplicated cases are highly encouraging in terms of successful outcome for the parties involved and in reduced costs per case for the community. A provisional model of how offender-victim restitution might operate in Australia is outlined. Under the model, restitution should be a pretrial or posthearing measure, rather than a post-incarceration or parole measure, as it is in Minnesota. The form that the restitution payment might take should be left to the victim and the offender.