Source: (1998) European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law, and Criminal Justice. 6(3):267-281.

After outlining the principles of restorative justice, Wright explores the elements of practice and the organizational principles for groups conducting mediation or conferencing. He stresses the importance of voluntary participation and the need to insure the protection of all participants in the encounter process. In the section on practice, Wright stresses the need for both preparation and follow-up. He stresses the need for mediators to have a clear idea of what is required and a definition of the characteristics of a good session. Wright finishes with a framework for organizations working to provide mediation services.