Source: (2000) Gazette 62 (5/6): 8-11.

In this article Richards considers the Royal Mounted Canadian Police’s (RCMP) endorsement of restorative practices as a cornerstone of its community policing initiative. After defining restorative justice, she links community policing and restorative justice with respect to principles and practices. She summarizes key historical patterns in criminal justice, including recent restorative developments such as the emergence of victim advocacy, reintroduction of restitution, community-based justice structures, and youth justice committees. All of this leads to her examination of strengths and issues in the RCMP’s use of the Community Justice Forum as its model of restorative justice delivery.