Source: (2000) Crime Victims Report 4 (November/December): 65, 75-76.

Russell begins by noting the significance of certain terms and concepts in restorative justice paradigms: "repairing the harm"; "putting things right"; "negotiation"; "reconciliation"; "forgiveness"; and more. Addressing each term or concept, she contends that none of these terms are appropriate or safe when dealing with domestic violence victims. She further suggests that they are not appropriate or safe when dealing with victims in general.