Source: (1995) NZ: Ploughshares Publications

This book discusses the relationship between retributive justice and restorative justice. These perspectives are compared from the historical perspectives of New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain and the United States. Specific restorative traditions of native justice systems are described, including Maori, Aoearoa youth, aboriginal Australians, Western Samoa, the Celtic tradition. The book is divided into two sections. The first on retributive justice ends with a powerful chapter describing the caging of America. The second part on restorative justice ends with consideration of Biblical justice and describes a future restorative justice system with the potential to span cultural differences.