Source: (2012) Oisterwijk, the Netherlands: Wold Legal Publishers.

The aims of this study are two fold: to contribute original evidence to international debate on victims' participation in restorative justice, and to contribute 'Afrocentric' knowledge to international literature and body of knowledge in restorative justice and victimology. The research considers the fundamental understanding of 'restorative justice' including the philosophical arguments in support of and/or against restorative justice model world wide. Consideration was also given to the evaluation of the historical development and evolution of this concept and the fundamental principles that have led to its popularity in recent times. The theoretical justifications for restorative justice initiative are highlighted. Anecdotal and empirical evidences in support of the practice methods, and victims' experiences of restorative justice around the world were also reviewed. (excerpt)