Source: (-0001) in, Gerry Johnstone and Daniel W. Van Ness, eds., Handbook of Restorative Justice. Cullompton, Devon: Willan Publishing. pp. 211-227

"We have organized the chapter into sections. The first provides an overview of three protypical models typically associated with restorative justice. Next we note similarities and differences among those models, and suggest that each contains a common focus, which we call restorative dialogue. Viewing these processes in their prototypical forms, however, can be misleading, since in reality many forms of these three models are in use, with more viariations emerging all the time. We suggest, therefore, that it might be useful to think in terms of six categories of restorative processes based on the parties present, the decision-making role each party plays and the form their dialogue takes. Finally, as restorative justice has expanded worldwide, questions of quality control have arisen. Our final section discusses two disparate approaches and the values that hold them together." (excerpt)