Source: (2008) In Katherine Van Wormer, Restorative Justice Across the East and the West. Manchester, UK: Casa Verde Publishing. Pp. 103-112.

"In this chapter, restorative justice relates to and applies the theory of justice whereby actions are taken to repair or rectify wrongs, injustices, or harms. While full and complete redress or restoration is usually not possible, at least some actions yielded symbolic messages that some form of restoration is at least attempted." (Abstract)