Source: (2007) in, Gerry Johnstone and Daniel W. Van Ness, eds., Handbook of Restorative Justice. Cullompton, Devon: Willan Publishing. pp. 447-467

"This chapter reviews the development of restorative justice in a number of selected countries, comparing and contrasting the diverse ways in which it has been deployed. Following this introduction, the chapter comprises three substantial sections, each of which both makes some general comments about key aspects of its development and refers in more detail to four particular jurisdictions that may be considered representative of international practice or otherwise of particular interest internationally. These are Belgium, England and Wales, New Zealand and, in the USA, the Balanced and Restorative Justice project." (excerpt)