Source: (1998) National Institute of Justice Journal (March).

This article consists of an interview with Thomas Quinn, visiting fellow at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and former executive director of the Delaware Criminal Justice Council. As part of his fellowship at NIJ, he conducted a survey among legislators, county executives, prosecutors, judges, victim advocates, and police and corrections professionals to learn more about restorative justice. In the interview he answers questions about the definition and origin of restorative justice; comparison and contrast of community justice and restorative justice; the variety of restorative practices; the involvement of victims, offenders, and communities in restorative processes; and benefits and drawbacks of restorative justice.


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