Source: (2004) In Restorative Justice: A Source Book. Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines - Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care. Pp. 54-63.

The idea of restorative justice is a different way of responding to crime. Its conceptual framework seeks to render justice to offenders and victims alike instead of tilting the balance heavily in favor of one stakeholder to the disadvantage of the other. It seeks to address the wrongs in the doing and the suffering of a wrong that is also the goal of corrective justice. It is society that is the ultimate beneficiary of restorative justice. (excerpt)