Source: (2014) Journal of Legal Educaiton.63:82-97.

Restorative justice is forward-looking, concerned with meeting the needs of victims and reforming offenders while restoring balance to the community through dialogue.6 6 Thus, through the discussion the classroom community can be involved in holding an offender accountable and responding to the needs of the victimized student.7 In some cases, the accused may not have violated the legal standard but may have violated a class norm, in which case restorative principles still apply. In either case, the instructor should make part of the conversation focus on reintegrating the purported offender back into the classroom community.6 The first method of doing this is not treating the potential violator with contempt, but with respect despite her potential fauxpas. Additionally, the subject of the discussion should be the conduct at issue such as the specific language used, not whether the student is ethical. (excerpt)