Source: (2001) In Restorative justice – What’s it all about?, ed. by the Churches’ Criminal Justice Forum, 6-13. Paper presented at a conference hosted by the Churches’ Criminal Justice Forum. London: Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, Churches’ Criminal Justice ForumAware that restorative justice is a comparatively new field, Marian Liebmann begins by clarifying basic concepts: the definition and principles of restorative justice; victim-offender mediation; reparation; and victim-offender conferencing. This leads to more detailed discussion of the benefits of restorative justice to various groups (victims, offenders, courts, and communities). Liebmann then surveys new legislation in the United Kingdom that promotes restorative approaches.